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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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RIP Officer Quimby.....223 years have passed since you went on your last patrol.......America hasn't forgotten you....or ever will all the brave Police and Firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for society. RIP Brother!

FIre Fighter Michael B. Wolf
Ret. FDNY....33 years responding!
February 27, 2014

 

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