Policeman William Harry Daugherty

Policeman William Harry Daugherty

Crisfield Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 1934

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William Harry Daugherty

Policeman Harry Daugherty succumbed to wounds sustained three days earlier when he was attacked by a man with a chisel.

Policeman Daugherty had gone to a home on Paper Street to investigate reports of a domestic assault. While inside he was attacked by the suspect and stabbed in the temple with a chisel.

The suspect was apprehended the following morning after a manhunt involving over 1,000 citizens. He was taken to the Baltimore City Jail by state police officers to prevent him from being lynched by citizens.

Policeman Daugherty was survived by his wife and seven children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 29, 1934
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Chisel
  • Offender Apprehended


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and ou continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2013

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