Welcome to the Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard.

Here we honor our fallen Heroes of The City of Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

5K Memorial Run

8th Annual 5K Walk and Run and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run!!



Friday, October 2nd or Saturday, October 3rd, 2020! 

We Can’t Make This Event Happen Without You!



All swag will be mailed to you!  No packet pick up this year! 

5K Run – Shirt and Runner’s Medal

1 Mile Fun Run –  Runner’s Medal

The Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard will be hosting our 8th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run. This year to keep everyone safe, we will be running it virtually. Please join us on Friday, October 2nd or Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, for our 1 Mile Kids Fun Run and the 8th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run in honor of all our officers that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Because we are virtual this year, you have the option of when, where, and how you run the race!  It’s all up to you!  You post your run/walk time and sit back and wait for your swag to arrive!


The City of Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard is a 501(3)c non-profit organization composed completely of volunteer Columbus Police Officers and Command Staff whose primary mission is to participate at funeral services for active, retired, and reserve officers, as well as active and retired civilian police personnel. These special men and women also act as representatives of the Division of Police in various community events. The Honor Guard is primarily self-funded, and relies on very limited public funds for its maintenance and operation.  These funds are for ceremonial equipment, scholarships the organization donates to, transportation, and upkeep on the Police Memorials at Genoa Park, the Columbus Police Academy, and Columbus Police Headquarters.  In case of the tragic loss of a fallen officer, the Honor Guard also sends representation to the National Police Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. as the Fallen Officers’ names are added. They also fund the Fallen Heroes’ names being placed on their own Memorial Wall at Genoa Park, and the Memorials at the Columbus Police Academy and Columbus Police Headquarters, amongst many other expenses.

Most recently, in May 2017, members of the Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard headed to our Nation’s Capital to add their own Fallen Hero’s name, Officer Steven M. Smith, and historic Officer John Manning and Chief Frederick F. Kundts to the National Police Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Their names can also be viewed on their own Memorial Wall at Genoa Park in their honor.

In Memory

  This page is dedicated to the Fallen Ohio Officers of the Columbus Division of Police and their dedication to protect and serve.  May we never forget……..


It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.  

 Vivian Eney, Survivor

Click Here To See Columbus Division of Police Fallen Officers’ Stories

In September We Remember The Following CPD Fallen Heroes:

(Complements of Officer Down Memorial Page CPD Webpage

Officer Martin Yawarsky:  EOW – Saturday, September 6th, 1980

Officer Martin W. Yawarsky, 25, entered the department on August 10, 1978.  On September 6, 1980, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Cleveland and 23rd Avenues where a man reportedly had a gun.  The patrol van in which Officer Yawarsky was a passenger and another cruiser responding to the same call, collided at the intersection of 26th and Hamilton Avenues. The van then struck a third vehicle and flipped onto its top. Officer Yawarsky was pronounced dead at the scene.  A prisoner being transported in the van was also killed.  Two other officers and the two occupants of the third vehicle were injured in the collision.

Detective Abe Kleeman:  EOW – Friday, September 15th, 1899

On September 10, 1899, Detective Kleeman and Detective George Gaston engaged in a shooting affray with Charles Dumont at Poplar and Harrison Avenues, and Dumont, with four bullets in his body, died during the battle.

Detective Kleeman, badly wounded, died September 15, and Detective Gaston, wounded in the forehead, carried the bullet from the gun battle to his grave.

Detective Kleeman had served with the agency for ten years.

Patrolman Adolph Schneider:  EOW – Thursday, September 23rd, 1920

He had arrested the man and was transporting him to jail when the man pulled a gun out. During the struggle the patrol car crashed at the intersection of Town Street and Front Street. Patrolman Schneider was ejected from car during the accident. He succumbed to his injuries several days later.

The prisoner was charged with causing Patrolman Schneider’s death. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 10, 1921.

Patrolman Schneider had been with the agency for 21 years.


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1000 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204

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