Proposed Memorial to John Michael Kick
At Monroe Street Cemetery, 3207 Monroe Avenue, Cleveland, OH - Section M, Lot 74
Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association
Cleveland Police Museum
Second District Cleveland Police Dept., Commander Keith Sulzer
Christopher Holstein, Great-great-grandson of John Michael Kick
Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation
3302 Hancock Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
The Johns-Carabelli Company
4202 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44121
John Michael Kick was the first Cleveland Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty. He was shot while following a gang of suspected burglars and died two days later on May 15, 1875. It is the desire of the Cleveland Police Department and others to erect a memorial to J.M. Kick. The memorial is to be placed adjacent to his grave in an area that is a public walkway, due to limited space available on the actual grave.
The memorial will be made out of gray granite and will be approximately 4'-10" tall. A foundation will be build to support the memorial.
The cost of the memorial will be paid for through fundraising activities effected by the police organizations involved. A dedication of the memorial will be held in late May 2011.
Download the PDF proposal with a map and more information by clicking here.