Detective Benjamin J. Yeadon

Detective Benjamin J. Yeadon

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1925

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Benjamin J. Yeadon

Detective Ben Yeadon succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained on September 3, 1924, 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 five months later.

Detective Yeadon had served with the Youngstown Police Department for at least eight years. He was survived by his parents and siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

accidental discharge, foot pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Benjamin J. Yeadon of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 89 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 7, 2024

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