Constable Darius Quimby

Constable Darius Quimby

Albany County Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 1791

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Darius Quimby

Constable Darius Quimby was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man on a trespassing warrant.

The suspect was found guilty of murdering Constable Quimby in the July 1791 session of the New York State Supreme Court and was hanged on August 26, 1791.

Constable Quimby is the first known law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in the United States.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed in 1791

warrant service

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November 2018 I received ODMP Bracelet with Constable Darius Quimby ODMP information. I wear it in memory of all Law Enforcement Officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Below is URL to a article from the Albany, NY Times Union Nov 20,2019 about Constable Quimby.

Sgt James Haker Ret.
Town of Bethlehem, NY Police Department

September 20, 2021

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