Police Officer Jacob Zapp

Police Officer Jacob Zapp

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, July 15, 1891

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Jacob Zapp

Officer Zapp was struck and killed by a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad locomotive while walking near the tracks on South Baltimore Street during a severe thunderstorm. The intensity of the storm prevented him from seeing the approaching train.

Officer Zapp had served with the agency for 19 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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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 15, 2020

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