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Police Officer Jack Sargent | Tazewell Police Department, Virginia Tazewell Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Jack Sargent

Tazewell Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 3, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 4/11/1967

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Trooper Andrew David Fox
Virginia State Police, Virginia
End of Watch: Friday, October 5, 2012
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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October 6, 2017


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