Police Officer Clifford J. Harvey P403


Cliff was born on August 11, 1939, the third child born to Thomas and Marie Harvey, Sr. He attended Central Vocational High School, majoring in Business, and graduated in 1959.

During the summer of 1957 he worked in shipping at Barker Greeting Cards on Freeman Avenue. During the summer of 1958, he worked in the office at Delta Fire Equipment on Mellowood Avenue until December 1960.

Cliff joined the United States Army on January 10, 1960 and was assigned as a Medic. He was honorably discharged from active service after six months on June 30, 1960, and entered into the Reserves.

Cliff joined the Cincinnati Police Division on May 22, 1961, in the 39th Recruit Class. He was promoted to Patrolman on August 28, 1961, issued Badge 403, and assigned to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). On January 1, 1963, he was rotated to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive). He transferred to District 7 (813 Beecher Street) on March 12, 1972. Three years later, he was assigned to the Vice Control Section (222 E. Central Parkway). Eight months later, he transferred to the District 1 Investigative Unit. Officer Harvey retired July 4, 1989 with 32 years of service to his country and community and 59 letters of appreciation and/or commendation, including ten from police chiefs.

Officer Harvey died during the morning of January 1, 2024.

He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine “Joanne” (Petrocelli) Harvey, in 2019 and siblings, Mary “Sis” Schneider and Cincinnati Police Specialist Thomas Harvey, Jr. Officer Harvey is survived by his children, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey (Marty) Harvey, Cliff Harvey, and Janene (Art) Sauerwein; grandchildren, Tony (Laura) Harvey, Crissi (Matt) Reid, Lisa (Mike) Hand, CJ Harvey, Chad Bowling, Michael (Ginny) Wiedeman, and Sara (Rick) Dahrens; and great-grandchildren, Rocco Reid, Roman Reid, Renzo Reid, Ace Hand, Letty Hand, and Leo Wiedeman.

Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 South Miami Avenue in Cleves.  An FOP service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Private inurnment will be held later in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Queen City Hospice, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 220, Mason, OH 45040.


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