Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Jamestown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 22, 1823

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Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Constable Jacob Dearduff died from a stab wound he received when he attempted to arrest a suspect.

Constable Dearduff and another Constable were attempting to arrest a suspect when the subject pulled out a knife and stabbed Constable Dearduff between the ribs. The other Constable shot and wounded the subject. Constable Dearduff died the next day from his wound.

The subject was convicted of murder and spent the rest of his life in prison.

Constable Dearduff was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Friday, February 21, 1823
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Life in prison

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Constable Dearduff,
On today, the 200th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jamestown.


United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2023

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