Patrolman Jacob Reupp

Patrolman Jacob Reupp

Trenton Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, June 14, 1875

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Jacob Reupp

Patrolman Reupp succumbed to injuries received nine days earlier when he was shot while arresting a man for drunk and disordely conduct. During the arrest he was shot once in the abdomen. After walking the suspect to jail Patrolman Reupp was sent home and was taken care of by a physician until his death. He was the first Trenton police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 2 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 5, 1875
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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