Village Marshal John George Wisebaker

Village Marshal John George Wisebaker

Willard Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1884

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John George Wisebaker

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

When Marshal Wisebaker 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 Wisebaker had served with the Willard Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife and five children. He was a Civil War Veteran who served as a private in the 49th Ohio Infantry, Company E.


  • 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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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