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Officer Cyrus Beebe | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio


Cyrus Beebe

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, April 27, 1854

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Pardoned in 1875

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Officer Cyrus Beebe was shot and killed while assisting officers from the Newark Police Department arrest a robbery suspect in Columbus.

The man was located at a place known as the Scioto House, on Friend Street near the canal, by the officers. As they attempted to arrest him the opened fire with a revolver while fleeing. One of the shots struck Officer Beebe in the head, causing a fatal wound.

The subject fled the area but was located in Wisconsin in 1857. He admitted murdering Officer Beebe to two undercover officers who were investigating him for robbing a farmer of $1,500 worth of gold. He was returned to Columbus where he was convicted of murdering Officer Beebe. The man was sentenced to life in prison but was pardoned in 1875.

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Officer Beebe,
On today, the 158th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus.


U.S. Border Patrol
April 27, 2012


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