Patrolman Arthur R. Cornthwaite

Fallen HeroPatrolman Arthur R. Cornthwaite

17 Feb 1936

The Sun (1837–1987), p. . 16

Patrolman Cornthwaite Dies as Result of Fall

Northeastern District Police Officer Succumbs to Injury Received when he Slips on ice at the corner of Caroline and Jefferson Streets

Patrolman Arthur R. Cornthwaite of the Northeastern Police District died last night [February 16] at the Sydenham Hospital as the result of head injuries suffered Wednesday night when he slipped and fell on the ice at Caroline and Jefferson Streets.

Born at Mount Washington, Baltimore County, the officer was educated in the Baltimore County schools. He became a member of the Police Department in December 1934, after having served as the head of the Bertillon Department of the: Maryland House of Correction for a number of years.

Patrolman Cornthwaite was 31 years old and lived at Altamont Place and West Lake Avenue, Roland Park. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anita Cornthwaite, a 2-year-old daughter, Lois Jane Cornthwaite; his father, Robert Barclay Cornthwaite; a brother, Elmer B. Cornthwaite, and a sister, Mrs. Edna Lower.

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This map shows where Officer Cornthwaite took his fall; today it is the Southeast District, but in 1936 it was the Northeast District (his district of assignment). If we go up the map approximately 8 miles, we'll see Altamont Place and West Lake Avenue, an indication that this happened while at work and not off duty in his own neighborhood or yard. May he continue to rest in peace as we work to keep his memory alive.

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More details

End of Watch 16 February 1936
City, St. Caroline and Jefferson Streets.
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Fall
District Worked Northeastern

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