Police Officer Jack Sargent

Police Officer Jack Sargent

Tazewell Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 3, 1967

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Jack Sargent

Police Officer Jack Sargent succumbed to stab wounds sustained two months earlier when he interrupted two burglars breaking into a local restaurant. He had taken one of the suspects into custody and then pursued the second suspect, who had fled. When he caught the second suspect, the man pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed Officer Sargent in the stomach.

Officer Sargent was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two surgeries and remained until his death.

Officer Sargent was a US Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Tazewell Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

On October 5th, 2012, Officer Sargent's great-nephew, Trooper Andrew Fox, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the line of duty while serving with the Virginia State Police.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 11, 1967
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 6, 2017

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