Detective Ben Yeaden

Detective Ben Yeaden

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1925

Ben Yeaden

Detective Yeaden succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained on September 3, 1924, five months earlier, while he was chasing a suspect. Detective Yeaden was climbing over a fence on East Boardman Street when his service weapon fell from its holster and discharged. The round struck him in the abdomen causing serious injuries. Over the course of the next several months Detective Yeaden underwent several surgeries to repair the damage. He succumbed to his wound on February 7, 1925.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 3, 1924

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