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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You could have chosen to had seek shelter from the storm but you continued to do your duty. You are now safe in heaven.

ret. police cpl. stanley massey
alamo community college police dept san antonio tx

July 15, 2011

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