Police Officer Michael Joseph Eades P-238 (1949-2022)


Mike was born June 2, 1949 to Bradson and Mary Eades. When Mike was five, his father was killed in an auto accident.

Mike attended Norwood High School where he played football and captained his team in his senior year, wrestled in his junior year, was class vice president, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, served as the Glee Club treasurer, and served in other extracurricular activities. He graduated in 1967.

After graduation, Mike worked for Cincinnati Tool Company as a grinder. In September 1968, he went to work as a stock clerk at Zayre. He took a position as a Guard at Coney Island during the summer of 1970, then with Wackenhut.

Mike joined the Cincinnati Police Division on February 28, 1971 as a Police Recruit. He was promoted to Patrolman on June 27, 1971, issued Badge 238, and assigned to District 6 (3295 Erie Avenue). On January 5, 1975 he transferred to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive).

During 1975 and 1965, his wife Deborah, her parents, Police Specialist and Mrs. Robert Daugherty, and he were instrumental, through the FOP Ladies Auxiliary, in erecting the first Cincinnati Police Memorial at 310 Lincoln Park Drive.

He served twice more on Erie Avenue (by then District 2) and in District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue). During his last stint in District 2, he served as the district’s warrant man and occasionally aided the Investigative Unit. Officer Eades retired on July 5, 1997 with 26 years of service to his community and 30 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.

On October 7, 2022, Officer Eades suffered what first appeared to be a heart attack. But days later, it was determined to be a neurological issue and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Despite their best efforts, Officer Eades died today, October 24, 2022 at the age of 73.

He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Police Specialist Robert Daugherty. Officer Eades is survived by his wife of 49 years, Deborah Anne (Bowen) Eades, and children Jessica Grace Madge Eades and Vincent Michael Eades.

There is no funeral planned, nor FOP service. There may be a memorial in the future.


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