Officer Uriah H. Sears

Officer Uriah H. Sears

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1870

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Uriah H. Sears

Officer Uriah Sears was stabbed to death by the brother of a man he had arrested the previous day near 4th Street and Elm Street.

The brother located Officers Sears in front of the city newspaper's office and stabbed him. Officer Sears succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The suspect was arrested in Carthage, Ohio, the next day. He was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct and sentenced to thirty days.

Officer Sears was a Civil War veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 17, 1870
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Disorderly conduct


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Uriah H. Sears of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 18, 2022

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