Night Watchman John O`Mayer

Night Watchman John O`Mayer

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, November 13, 1856

John O`Mayer

Night Watchman John O`Mayer succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 11 days earlier when he accidentally shot himself in the arm while attempting to quell a riot on election day.

The wound became so infected that a portion of his arm had to be amputated. Despite the amputation, Watchman O'Mayer developed lockjaw and passed away several days later.

Watchman O`Mayer was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 4, 1856

Riot

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Rest In Peace Watchman. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 13, 2017

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