Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Jamestown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 22, 1823

Jacob Dearduff, Sr.

Constable 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 suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Constable Dearduff between the ribs. The other Constable shot and wounded the suspect. Constable Dearduff died the next day from his wound. The suspect was convicted of murder and spend the rest of his life in prison.

Constable Dearduff was survived by his wife.


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

Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr. of the Jamestown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 22, 2018

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