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Patrolman Edward Harper | Kenton Police Department, Ohio Kenton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Edward Harper

Kenton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 31, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Patrolman Edward Harper was stabbed to death after responding to reports of a disturbance involving a drunk man.

The man stabbed him in the neck as Patrolman Harper attempted to make an arrest.

The suspect was arrested but lynched by a mob before he could stand trial.

Patrolman Harper was survived by his wife and two children.

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Gone, but not forgotten.

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Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
March 31, 2012

 

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