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Constable John Jefferson DeHart | Floyd County Constable's Office, Virginia Floyd County Constable's Office, Virginia


John Jefferson DeHart

Floyd County Constable's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, February 14, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/12/1884

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Constable John DeHart succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was causing a disturbance in the town of Floyd Courthouse.

The subject, who was on horseback, shot Constable DeHart before riding away. He was arrested by a posse moments later and charged with Constable DeHart's murder.

Constable DeHart was survived by his wife and six children.

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Constable DeHart,
On today, the 132nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County.


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February 14, 2016


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