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Detective Martin J. McFadden

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Detective Martin J. McFadden Marker
Inscription.  On October 31, 1963, the actions of Cleveland Police Detective Martin J. McFadden led to a new legal standard allowing police officers in the United States to stop and frisk suspicious persons prior to committing a crime. On that day McFadden had spotted three men loitering outside a jewelry store at 1276 Euclid Avenue. Believing a robbery was about to take place, the 38-year veteran stopped the men and checked them for weapons. Two of them had guns and were charged with, and convicted of, carrying concealed weapons. The law at the time allowed officers to stop a suspect only after a crime was committed. They appealed their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In a landmark decision on June 10, 1968, Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the court's opinion that McFadden's action, called a "Terry Stop" after one of the suspects, was justifiable.
 
Erected 2003 by the Cleveland Police Historical Society, Silver & Gold, Inc., and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 65-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights
Detective Martin J. McFadden Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. Detective Martin J. McFadden Marker location
Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 41° 30.037′ N, 81° 40.956′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Huron Road and Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling east on Huron Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleveland Theater District (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'í Faith (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland Grays (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Those Whose Bodies Were Moved From Ontario Street Cemetry to Erie Street Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Joc-O-Sot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Early Settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); Erie Street Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arcade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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