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
  • Tour 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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NEVER FORGET! Please join me and honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Jacob Dearduff, Sr. of the Jamestown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 22, 2024

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