Patrolman John Sebold

Patrolman John Sebold

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 1886

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John Sebold

Patrolman Sebold succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he attempted to stop a runaway mule team. He fell underneath the wagon and was dragged 100-feet. He sustained severe injuries and died just over one month later.

Patrolman Sebold had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children. One of his sons, Philip, became Chief of the Newark Police Department in 1945.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 18

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 27, 1886

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Rest in peace Patrolman Sebold.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2020

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