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 Sears was stabbed to death by the brother of a man he had arrested the previous day. 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 following day.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 17, 1870
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Uriah H. Sears of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 18, 2018

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