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Constable Darius Quimby | Albany County Constable's Office, New York Albany County Constable's Office, New York

Constable

Darius Quimby

Albany County Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 3, 1791

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/3/1791

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed on August 26, 1791

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Constable Darius Quimby was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a trespassing warrant. The suspect was found guilty of murdering Constable Quimby in the July session of the New York State Supreme Court and was hanged on August 26, 1791.

Constable Quimby is the first known law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in the United States.

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At the moment you died, too many officers had given their lives in the service of protecting the public, and too many more have followed. Hopefully you found some peace in your eternal rest. Godspeed, Constable.

David Weldon
Oxford PD (formerly)
April 26, 2014

 

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