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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

arrest attempt, disorderly

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NEVER FORGET! Please join me and honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edward Harper of the Kenton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 31, 2024

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