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Press Release

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Statement on Employee Fatality

We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our employees, Clyde Harmon, age 23. Harmon was fatally injured shortly after midnight at Burke Lakefront Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board, with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Cleveland Police Department are investigating, and we are cooperating fully with those investigations.

Harmon had been an employee of the Bank's check processing department since February 2002. Grief counseling is being made available to Bank employees.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479