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Patrolman Henry C. Seamon | Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia


Henry C. Seamon

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, February 26, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 35

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Henry Seamon was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute on Wood Street. A small boy had informed him that his father had a gun and was going to shoot his mother. When Patrolman Seamon arrived at the home he located the mother in the front yard and began talking to her.

When the husband came around the corner of the house Patrolman Seamon confronted him and asked if he had a gun. The man indicated he did but refused to hand it over to the patrolman. As Patrolman Seamon attempted to keep the man from pulling the gun out a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to fire a shot, striking Patrolman Seamon in the neck. Patrolman Seamon was able to return fire once but did not strike the suspect. The man then took the patrolman's hat and gun.

Neighbors notified other officers who arrested the subject wearing Patrolman Seamon's hat and carrying both revolvers. Patrolman Seamon was transported to Ohio Valley General Hospital where he died approximately two hours later.

Patrolman Seamon had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by several siblings.

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Remembering you on the 100th anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and dedication to the city of Wheeling.

N/A BLG Former resident of Wheeling
February 26, 2017


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