Patrolman Edward Harper

Patrolman Edward Harper

Kenton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, March 31, 1891

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Edward Harper

Patrolman Edward Harper was stabbed to death after responding to reports of a disturbance involving a drunk man.

The man stabbed him in the neck as Patrolman Harper attempted to make an arrest.

The suspect was arrested but lynched by a mob before he could stand trial.

Patrolman Harper was survived by his wife and two children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Patrolman Harper,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kenton.


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March 31, 2021

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