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Watchman John Osborne | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


John Osborne

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, December 1, 1853

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 11/28/1853

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Watchman Osborne was stabbed to death while on foot patrol with another watchman. An intoxicated man approached the two from behind and stabbed Watchman Osborne in the neck without being provoked. The other watchman clubbed the suspect and took him into custody. The man was sentenced to death by hanging.

Watchman Osborne died of his wounds three days later. He was survived by his wife.

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Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
December 1, 2013


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