Village Marshal John George Weisbaker

Village Marshal John George Weisbaker

Willard Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1884

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John George Weisbaker

Village Marshal John Weisbaker was killed after responding to a report of a large public brawl in a railroad yard.

When Marshal Weisbaker identified himself at the scene, he was struck in the head with a heavy metal railroad coupling pin. Marshal Wisebaker died seven days later from the injury.

Marshal Weisbaker was a Civil War 49th Ohio Infantry, Company E. veteran and had served with the Willard Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, July 7, 1884
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Never identified


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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 Village Marshal John George Wisebaker of the Willard Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 14, 2023

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