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518 President's Report

a tremendous increase in the drafts upon the pension and
relief funds. It is certain that within the next ten years
there will have to be retired a large percentage of the older
members of the department, but just how many it is now
impossible to estimate with any degree of accuracy. In the
last ten years 65 members of the force have died and 20
were retired, or over three deaths to one retirement. Of the
retired class three have died, one restored to duty, and one
has been dropped from the rolls. It is not an exaggeration
to predict that within the next five years 20 more members
will be retired upon pensions, making a total fixed charge,
in addition to the present amount, of $12,000 annually.
Pursuing this farther, and adding five years more, the charge
will have increased to $24,000. This does not include a
penny of the money that will be due to the various widows,
orphans, or dependent parents of deceased officers who will
be added from time to time.

The table above presented was submitted to the Superin-
tendent of Insurance of the State of Ohio with a view to
ascertaining the expectancy of life of members of the force ;
in other words, it was asked how many members of the force
would die within the next ten years, considering the proba-
bilities of life. The police force was at once classed as an
extra-hazardous risk, because of the constant exposure of
the members, their liability to violence, and because of their
localization — u e.y subjection to any epidemic, act of Provi-
dence, or other untoward circumstance that might affect an
isolated community. Yet without adding these conditioning
circumstances. Prof Stilwell, the actuary of the department,
figured that 74 members of the force would die within the
prescribed time. This is absolutely the minimum, and the
chances favor an increase of at least twenty per cent over



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that number. Subtracting the probable deaths from the
extremely aged class that will be found to exist at the end
of ten years, it will be found that the number of eligibles for
retirement will be enormous, comparatively speaking. It is
not death that the department should fear, but old age, and
it is against this condition that safeguards should be applied.
Permit me to call attention to one valuable matter in
this connection. It has been the aim of the trustees of the
pension fund to keep the expenditures within the receipts,
not including the taxes on insurance premiums. In this
they have been successful in the past, but the present
outlook is not encouraging. The total receipts from all
sources, including the interest upon the reserve bonds, last
year was $20,762.51, and the expenditures, exclusive of pre-
miums and accrued interest on bonds purchased, $23,1 1 1 . 19,
showing a deficit of $2,348.68. Of this amount there was
paid for pensions $12,373.19. In the department of sick-
benefits the increase was astonishing, over $9,000 being paid
out on this account. In round numbers, the total increase
over the past year was about $7,000. It may well be asked
when and how this increase is to be stopped, or a corre-
sponding amount of revenue raised to meet the outflow.
The suggestion made by my predecessor last year that the
maximum age limit be decreased has been complied with,
and this will be of service in the future. It seems assured
that the time when the dues for sick-benefits will meet the
demands upon that particular fund has passed, there having
been a deficit of $2,874.25 during the past year. If this
ratio of increase should continue, within five years the
interest on the bond reserve will have been swallowed up,
and the principal will be encroached upon. The question
may also well be asked if the conditions for pensions are



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not too easy. It is certain that no annuity company, founded
upon conservative lines, would agree to guarantee a yearly
payment of six hundred dollars for an annual premium of
twelve dollars covering a period of twenty-five years, which
is the extreme average of a policeman's official life, and at
the same time provide sick-benefits. Such an institution
could not live beyond a well-defined and extremely short
limit of time.

The premium stated is all that a member of the depart-
ment is expected to pay into the relief fund annually.
Aside from the interest upon the investments in bonds, the
sources of income are extremely meager, $i,2CK) being an
ample figure to cover all receipts. The main dependence
is therefore upon the money received from taxation. It is
safe to predict that it will be found a difficult matter to
increase this as the years go by, and that it will assume a
stationary figure, or at best fluctuate slightly. Some other
source must be sought, and it is for the Board of Police
Commissioners and the members of the Police Department
to ascertain this form of revenue. The curtailment of every
unnecessary expense is suggested and urged. A limit should
be placed upon the payment of sick-benefits. It might be
that it would work for the good of the fund if no payments
were made unless the person seeking relief had been ill
not less than five days. The suggestion is also made that
witness fees of every description be covered into the fund
by the officers to whom they are paid. Indirectly the com-
munity might be called upon to assist by providing that
members of the department may receive fees for testifying
in the Police Court, or that a percentage of the fines levied
shall be devoted to that purpose. These are simply given
as suggestions, with the hope that they will be considered



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in connection with other plans. I am not prepared to state
whether it is advisable to increase the period of service
required before a member over fifty years of age is eligible
to retirement from fifteen to twenty years, but I call atten-
tion to the fact that twenty-five years of service is required
in the Fire Department, and the service is equally arduous
with that demanded in the Police Department. Prompt
action is advised in connection with the statements that
have been made upon this important subject.

Trials.

During the past year forty- two officers were cited to appear
before the Board, an increase of one charge over the year 1900.
Of the whole number twenty-four of the charges were sus-
tained, and seven officers were dismissed from the force, two
were reduced in pay, one suspended, seven reprimanded, and
three placed on extra duty — twelve hours daily. Ten of the
charges, as noted elsewhere, were for failing to pay debts.
One officer was dismissed for expressing satisfaction over the
assassination of President McKinley. Ten officers were on
trial for being under the influence of intoxicants while on
duty, of which six were sustained and one not proven.

Police Library.

The police library is one of the features of the department
for which no appropriation is made by the city or state, and
as a consequence there is no fund with which to purchase
up-to-date books. During the few years since the library
was opened a collection of about 1,800 volumes has been
made. During the past year only a few volumes have been



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522 President's Report

added, and they by voluntary contributions from private
libraries. It is a source of regret that some provision is not
made for the purchase every year of a few of the later books,
and until such time the library will be compelled to drag
along on the stock of books now on hand, some of which
have been read and reread by the officers. While the books
were fresh a large number of officers availed themselves of
the opportunity to read, and were doubtless benefited thereby.
Certainly the library has furnished much pleasure and amuse-
ment to the officers in passing away the few idle hours they
have from active duty. Will not some Carnegie or other
public-spirited citizen come to the rescue of the librar>^?

Inspections.

Inspections were made during the year in accordance with
the provisions of the non-partisan police law. The regular
annual inspection took place on October 12th. Extensive
preparations were made to make the exercises on this occa-
sion of more than ordinary interest, and provision had been
made at the ball park for the accommodation of many
thousands of citizens, who take especial pride in the police
force. A heavy fall of rain on the day set for the inspection
caused an entire change of programme, to the disappointment
of our citizens, and it was decided at the last moment to hold
the inspection in the Armory, where the officers and patrol-
men were lined up and inspected by Governor Nash, which
was followed by the presentation of the Wing Medal and
Rolls of Honor to deserving officers. Governor Nash ex-
pressed himself as highly gratified at the fine condition of the
officers and their equipments, to say nothing of the splendid
manner in which they went through the various evolutions



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of the police drill. There were present Mayor Fleischmann,
prominent officials from police departments of other cities,
representatives from Fort Thomas, and the First Regiment
National Guard of Ohio, who were highly interested in the
exercises of the day.

In the evening Governor Nash and staff were entertained
at the Alms Hotel, which was attended by a number of
prominent citizens, and where toasts and bright speeches
concluded the festivities of the day.

Medals and Rolls of Honor.

The fourth of the Wing Medals was presented to Corporal
Dennis Ryan, he having attained the highest percentage in
the studies of state laws, city ordinances, manual rules,
and the topography of the city during the year just closed.
Col. C. B. Wing made the presentation speech, in which he
complimented the officer upon his success in so justly earning
the medal, and advised him to further efforts that might lead
to promotion in the line of his calling. Governor Nash, in
a few well-chosen remarks, accepted the medal for the officer.
Commissioners Faulkner, Wing, Burgheim, and Henshaw
presented Rolls of Honor to patrolmen Joseph Forster, John
Weihe, W. C. Boers, and James Slattery, for meritorious
conduct in stopping runaway teams of horses and thus pre-
venting loss of life. Mayor Fleischmann responded for the
officers in a manner befitting the occasion.

The last of the Wing Medals, will be presented at the
Annual Inspection in 1902, after which, for the next five
years, medals for efficiency in manual studies and general
good conduct of an officer will be presented by Hon. Nicholas
Longworth, and will be known as the Longworth Medals.



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Mrs. W. H. Alms expressed a desire to present five medals
for bravery, in keeping with the medals presented by Hon.
George Henshaw, and her offer was thankfully accepted by
the Board. These medals are intended to recognize daring
or heroic acts of officers in saving lives of citizens.

Full Pay.

Allowance of full pay for injuries received by officers
while in the line of duty was made for 578 days, an increase
of 36 days as compared with the previous year. Full pay is
allowed to an oflScer for injuries received while on active
duty. If an officer is injured while on active duty, he is
dropped from the regular payroll, and receives half pay
during his disability from the Police Relief Fund. Upon
being restored to duty, on application he is allowed his full
pay, and then he returns the half pay which he received from
the Police Relief Fund during the time he was off duty. The
time lost in days by the officers was as follows : Temporarily
disabled by unusual exposure from heat, fires, etc., 85 days;
from Nvounds and injuries while making arrests, 96 days ;
from minor injuries, 53 days ; from wagon and railroad acci-
dents, 29 days ; disabled from miscellaneous minor causes,
121 days ; while making their regular rounds of police dut\-,
146 days. OflScers were absent from duty on account of
sickness, and received only the half pay allowed by the
Police Relief Association, and the time lost is not given in
the above report.

C. B. WING,

President.



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REPORT OF THE CLERK.



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REPORT OF THE CLERK



BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS.



Cincinnati, January i, 1902.

To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners :

Gentlemen, — I have the honor to submit herewith a
statement of the business transacted by the Board during the
past year, including statistical tables, which will be found
interesting in the matter of comparisons with previous years.

Very respectfully,

W. H. HARRISON,

Clerk,



Jan. 2 The Board went into the election of officers, with the following

result: C B. Wing, President; Max Burgheim, Vice-president;

W. H. Harrison, Clerk.
Jan. 22 President Wing announced^the following as the Standing Com-
mittees for the year 1901 :

Workhouse Messrs. Wing and Henshaw.

Law and Bonds Mr. Burgheim.

Buildings and Improvements. . .Messrs. Burgheim and Henshaw.

Morals and Discipline Messrs. Burgheim and Faulkner.

Finance The Board.

Public Affairs Messrs. Faulkner and Burgheim.

Auditing Committee Mr. Henshaw.

Police Relief Fund Mr. Faulkner.

Jan. 29. ..Ordered that all male prisoners who had served terms in the

Workhouse for petit larceny or loitering on the day of their

release be sent to the Superintendent of Police, in order to give



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the detectives an opportunity to inform themselves of their in-
tentions—whether they intend to leave the city, or whether they
intend to reform if they remain here.

Jan. 29 Ordered that all official programmes of the Police Department

shall hereafter be printed at the expense of the department, and
that no such permission would hereafter be granted to outside
parties.

Jan. 29 The Mayor recommended the appointment of ten corporals at

a salary of $1,100 per year each, as provided for in an act passed
by the General Assembly in April, 1900.

Mar. 1 4... Patrolman Joseph Forster was placed on the Roll of Honor for
heroic conduct in stopping a runaway team on March ist at the
risk of his life.

April 16.. President Wing reported that in compliance with the action of
the Board he had purchased for the Police Relief Association
bonds to the value of $26,501 .64, which was approved.

April 30.. The winners of the Henshaw Medal for bravery were stricken
from the list of eligibles for promotion on account of having
received the medal, but eligible in the line of percentage for
competition for promotions to higher grade.

July 23 — The Corporation Counsel, at the request of the Board, submitted
an opinion as to the construction of the law governing the Board
in the matter of trials and dismissals of officers from the police
force. The point at issue was the reading of the law that the
findings of the Board were final, in the charge against an officer,
unless it should be afterwards proven that the decision of the
Board was erroneous. The gist of the Corporation Counsel's
opinion was to the effect that the Board, if satisfied from any
cause whatever that their decision was erroneous, could reinstate
the party dismissed, but that no other court could reverse the
action of the Board in such cases.

Oct. 15 ...Rule 40 of the Police Manual was amended so as to allow leave
of absence, with full pay, for fourteen days in each year to mem-
bers of the Police Department. Officers who have been found
guilty of an offense before the Board of Police Commissioners
shall forfeit all right to such leave of absence in such year.

Oct. 29... The Corporation Counsel rendered an opinion upholding the
Board in its refusal to release prisoners in the Workhouse from
outside counties on a parole given by the Commissioners of the
county from which the prisoner was committed.

Oct. 29... Hon. Nicholas Longworth, in a^communication, offered to pre-
sent a medal each year, for a period of five years, to the officer
who had attained the greatest proficiency in his studies of manual
rules, state laws,Jcity ordinances, etc. The offer was accepted,
with the thanks of the Board.



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GENERAL STATISTICS.



APPENDIX A.



Boll of Honor.



The followiug-named officers have been placed on the Roll of Honor
since the organization of the force, April i, 1886, for meritorious conduct,
such as saving lives from burning buildings, stopping runaway teams of
horses, etc.



James Plannigan, August 24, 1886.
Henry Ackers taflf, August 25, 1886,
Frank L. Morgan, August 25, 1886.
Patrick Coflfey, November 14, 1886.
Thomas McDonough, Nov. 14, 1886.
Louis Becker, January 8, 1887.
Louis Klusmann, January 29, 1887.
James Casey, January 31, 1887.
John Donnelly, February 14, 1887.
John Miller, March 9, 1887.
P. J. White, March 17, 1887,
Wm, Luekering, April 21, 1887.
Frank Seaford, June i, 1887.
James Casey, June 5, 1887.
C. O. Haines, July 15, 1887.
Joseph Burman, July 29, 1887.
Albert Simms, July 30, 1887.
John J. Doherty, September i, 1887.
J. B. Anderson, September 2, 1887.
John Kratz, September 4, 1887.
Chas. Bocklet, September 6, 1887.
Julius Beiser, September 23, i887.
Henry Kramer, September 27, 1887.
James Schilling, October i, 1887.
Fred. Werner, October i, 1887.
Jacob Fisher, October 2, 1887.
Wm. Berning, November i, 1887,
Robert Nellis, April 3, i88§.



P.J. Roach, June 9, "888.
James F, Malloy, August i, 1888.
James Ellis, August 23, 1888.
John Wambsgans, August 23, 1888.
J. A. Fleming, December 25, 1888.
Peter Conroy, March 26, 1889.
F. L. Wilson, May i, 1889.
Louis Kramer, July 29, 1889.
C. L. Blice, March 30, 1890.
O. O. Williams, June 4, 1890.
Wm. Burke, October 22, 1890.
H. Lowenstine, January 27, 1891.
Dennis Reardon, February 23, 1891.
Louis Fricke, March 9, 1891.
Louis Klussman, January 2, 1897.
Frank Eslinger, September 21, 1897.
Michael Batter, May 10, 1898.
Reas Fitzpatrick, June 14, 189S.
Joseph Bruestle, November 22, 1898.
Karl Bawor. January 10, 1899.
John Samples, January 24, 1899.
John Ringer, September 12, 1899.
Jeremiah Collins, Sept. 12, 1899.
John Weihe, July 3» >903-
W. C. Boers, September 12, 1900.
James Slattery, December 11, 1900.
Joseph Forster, March 14, I90»-



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APPENDIX B.

Morgran Medal Men.

John McGrann 1887

W. W. Clawson 1888

Peter J. O'Hara 1889

Wm. CopeivAN 1890

James Casey * 1891



APPENDIX C.

Alms Medal Men.

Lafayette Resler 1892

F. W. Potts 1893

Thomas J. Conrad 1894

Bernard J. Korte 1895

Jeffrey J. Gibbons 1896



APPENDIX D.

Wing: Medal Men.

Charles A. Pai^mer 1897

Jacob G. Conver 1898

Frank McNulty 1899

Dennis Ryan 1900



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APPENDIX E.

Henshaw Medal for Bravery.

John Cai^nan 1894

Phil. J. Roach » 1894

Frank Esunger 1897

LoiTis Klussmann 1897

Joseph Bruestle 1898



APPENDIX F.

Thanks.

The following persons have been extended votes of thanks by the
Board since the organization of the force, April, 1886: Col. Phil. Deitsch ;
Detectives Daniel A. Callahan and W. H. Jackson; Sergeants Grimm,
Love, Keidel, Hermann ; Patrolmen Brennan, Donaldson, Beiser, Wimsey,
Ryan, Anderson, Lamping, Hardinger, Schneider, O'Connor, Brenneman,
Horn, Hutchinson, Kraft, Orth, Malone, Huesman, Russell, Palmer,
Slattery, W. P. Riley, M. C. Brennan, J. Wuebben, officers and members
of the police force ; and Messrs. Kirchner, Ingalls, Peabody, Landy, Izor,
Rochester, The Gibson-Sorin Co., Col. Brent Arnold, The Cincinnati Post,
Capt. J. H. Clack, W. W. McCann, Col. C. B. Wing, Henry Muhlhauser,
William Gerst, W. T. Pursell ; the contributors of the fund to defray the
expenses of entertaining the visiting Chiefs of Police of the United States
and Canada, during their convention in this city ; Mrs. F. H. Alms, five
medals for braverj-; Hon. Nicholas Longworth, five medals for efficiency ;
and Col. W. B. Melish, gavel for presiding officer of the Board.



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APPENDIX G.

Allowances for Full Pay.



Making arrests, wounds

•' " broken bones

" bitten

" '• injuries

Falls while pursuing criminals

Unusual exposures, heat, fires, etc

Accidents from wagons and cars

Injured at Gymnasium

Ordered out of cit^- on duty

Enforced absence by the depart- ^
ment, disease, etc j

Injuries from horses

Miscellaneous incidents

Performing duties at residences

Injured while rescuing from burn- ")
ing buildings j

Injured while making rounds

Injured while storing hay

Injured by falling wardrobe

Injured at drill



Number of Days.



1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900- 1901



151



4
119

72
54



261

37

4

6

59
40



4I 55



Injured in attempting to turn inl
alarm for fire j

Injured in getting off cable car

Totals



179
87



<I04

40
6



566



878



"3

5

26

38
116



514



53



16
6

17

114

38



94



340



154



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"3

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24' 20
25I 18



18



72
113



17
17

3
186

24

2
86



365



506! 542



16 13
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81



161



513



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10 53
14
85

90 29

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130



8
121



7
146



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APPENDIX H.

Items Examined and Approved by the Auditing' Committee.



Bills approved —

Police Department. . . .
Workhouse

Payrolls approved —
Police Department . . . .
Workhouse ...

Sick-benefits approved . .

Requisitions approved—

Police Department

Workhouse

Quarterly estimates —

Watch Fund

Police Relief Fund . . .



1892


189S


93 >


830


439


537


25


25


22


24


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22


173,


78


•59


80


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520
532

24
24

24



88

4
4



189S



741

496



1890

919
417



1897



955
410



1898



957
444



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24I 24

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22 1 22

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68| 56

73 52



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24| 24
24 24



45
39

4

4



40
44

4
4



1899



423

23
24

23

46
49

4
4



1900



928
405

24
24



57
42



1901

947
562

24
24



42

73

4*
4



APPENDIX I.



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APPENDIX J.

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APPENDIX L.

Kature of Charges in 1901.



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Conduct unbecoming a matron












Entering house of ill-fame not on police business
Expressing satisfaction at the shooting of Pres- \

idcnt McKinley /



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