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.

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  • 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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Constable Quimby,
On today, the 230th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albany County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 3, 2021

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