Police Officer Jack Sargent

Police Officer Jack Sargent

Tazewell Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 3, 1967

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.


  • 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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