Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon

Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon

New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 4, 1894

Arucius R. Koon

Night Policeman Arucius Koon was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for being drunk and disruptive on a public street. The suspect was apprehended at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, three weeks later.

The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter March 17, 1895.

Policeman Koon was a Freemason and was survived by his wife and two children, and predeceased by his parents and two children. He is buried in New Straitsville Joint Cemetery in New Straitsville, Ohio.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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You will never be forgotten, for I have just found you. Not only are you my brother by profession you are also my Great Grand Uncle by blood. And I too wear a sheriff badge for the past 17 years. Your service and sacrifice will forever bring pride to your family.

God Bless you.....

Sgt Ramona Kuhn Townsend
Great Grand Niece & Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (SC)

July 28, 2016

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