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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Night Policeman Arucius R. Koon of the New Straitsville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 92 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 4, 2023

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