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Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon | New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio

Night Policeman

Arucius R. Koon

New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 4, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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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.

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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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