Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/11/1967
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Not available
Police Officer Jack Sargent succumbed to stab wounds sustained two months earlier when he interrupted two burglars breaking into a local restaurant. He had taken one of the suspects into custody and then pursued the second suspect, who had fled. When he caught the second suspect, the man pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed Officer Sargent in the stomach.
Officer Sargent was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two surgeries and remained until his death.
Officer Sargent was a US Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Tazewell Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
On October 5th, 2012, Officer Sargent's great-nephew, Trooper Andrew Fox, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the line of duty while serving with the Virginia State Police.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper Andrew David Fox