Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

Henry E. Cleveland


Length of Service:
29 Years

Date of Injury:
February 7, 1952

Date of Death:
February 7, 1952

Location of Incident:
1933 Queen Street

Detective Henry Cleveland joined the Fort Worth Police Department at the age of 21 years in 1923. On February 7, 1952, Detective Cleveland, along with Fort Worth Officer A.Y. Armstrong and two Dallas police detectives went to 1933 Queen street to arrest Robert H. Barber, an ex-convict, on a Dallas robbery warrant. The detectives went to the front door and spoke with barber’s wife. She denied that the Barber was at home with her. As the officers started searching the house, Barber opened fire from the bedroom, shooting Detective Cleveland in the back and killing him.

Detective Cleveland was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

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