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Police Officer John H. Yarbrough | Henrico County Police Department, Virginia Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

John H. Yarbrough

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, July 6, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/3/1895

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Yarbrough succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad tracks behind the Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works in Richmond, Virginia.

Officer Yarbrough had been patrolling the area as a result of thefts from box-cars in the previous days.

While walking near a train, a man stepped from behind a box-car and shot Officer Yarbrough in the stomach. The suspect then fled the scene. Several neighbors who heard the shots took Officer Yarbrough to the Virginia Hospital where he died three days later.

Officer Yarbrough received his appointment only 10 months earlier. He was survived by his wife, three children, mother, and brother.

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Officer Yarbrough,
Sir, even though it's been 118 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembers. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henrico County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 1, 2013


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