Town Sergeant Henry Milton Seaton

Town Sergeant Henry Milton Seaton

Middleburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1899

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Henry Milton Seaton

Town Sergeant Milton Seaton succumbed to a stab wound sustained one week earlier.

A male had been arrested by the sergeant for being drunk and disorderly. On the advice of a town council member, the prisoner was released and told to go home for the night. However, after leaving the jail, the male and his brother located Town Sergeant Seaton at Adam's Store, at the intersection of Madison Street and Washington Street.

The brother then stabbed the officer in the abdomen with a doubled-edged dirk.

The two brothers fled Middleburg later in the night. The brother who acted as the accomplice was arrested in Washington, DC, on January 6th, 1900. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison, but was pardoned by the governor after serving a short sentence. The brother who stabbed Town Sergeant Seaton was arrested in Ohio in June of 1908.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 25, 1899
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Arrested in 1908

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Town Sergeant Seaton, rest in peace.

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