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Village Marshal John George Wisebaker | Willard Police Department, Ohio Willard Police Department, Ohio

Village Marshal

John George Wisebaker

Willard Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, July 14, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 7/7/1884

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Never identified

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Village Marshal John Wisebaker was killed after responding to a report of a large public brawl in a railroad yard.

When Marshal Wisebaker identified himself at the scene he was struck in the head with a heavy metal railroad coupling pin. Marshal Wisebaker died seven days later from the injury.

Marshal Wisebaker had served with the Willard Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
July 14, 2012


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