Constable John Welch

Constable John Welch

Evansville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, April 14, 1862

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John Welch

Constable John Welch succumbed from injuries suffered the previous day when he was shot by an escapee.

Constable Welch had located the suspect hiding on a flatboat. As he approached the boat the suspect opened fire, striking Constable Welch twice. After falling, the suspect's mother beat Constable Welch with a stick. Other officers transported him to a local hospital where he died the next day.

Constable Welch was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 13, 1862
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace, Constable Welch. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

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