Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon

Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon

New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 4, 1894

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Arucius R. Koon

Night Policeman Arucius Koon was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for being drunk and disruptive on a public street. The suspect was apprehended at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, three weeks later.

The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter March 17, 1895.

Policeman Koon was a Freemason and was survived by his wife and two children, and predeceased by his parents and two children. He is buried in New Straitsville Joint Cemetery in New Straitsville, Ohio.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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