Sheriff Henry Steadman

Sheriff Henry Steadman

Schoharie County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 17, 1930

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Henry Steadman

Sheriff Henry Steadman succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while arresting a man for car theft.

The suspect shot Sheriff Steadman as he searched the suspect. The man had concealed a handgun in his sock, and it was missed when other officers initially searched him.

The suspect was convicted of Sheriff Steadman's murder and executed on July 23, 1931.

Sheriff Steadman had served with the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department for 6 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 16, 1930
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1931

arrest attempt

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Thank you for your service, God bless you, you will not be forgotten.

Matthew Bernhardt Schoharie Central Jr

February 27, 2023

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