Constable Darius Quimby

Constable Darius Quimby

Albany County Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 1791

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Darius Quimby

Constable Darius Quimby was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man on a trespassing warrant.

The suspect was found guilty of murdering Constable Quimby in the July 1791 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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  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed in 1791

warrant service

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228 years and 1 month. First known US LEO to be killed in the line of duty. If by any chance the distant relatives are reading this, you have my full support. May he look down on us and be happy he is still remembered for his ultimate sacrifice.

Brother In Blue
Saratoga County Sheriffs Office

February 3, 2019

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