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 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 had searched him.

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

Sheriff Steadman had been with the agency 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

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On November 18, 2019 you memory will be honored when the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office moves into it's new home located at 157 Steadman Way, Howes Cave NY. A permanent memorial to your service and ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy sir.

Inv. Bruce Baker
Schoharie County Sheriff's Office

November 9, 2019

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