Constable Joseph Rigney

Constable Joseph Rigney

Rome Township Constable's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, July 29, 1952

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Joseph Rigney

Constable Joseph Rigney was shot and killed as he attempted to serve a warrant on a man for resisting an officer.

The 43-year-old subject pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to one to 20 years in prison.

Constable Rigney was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 64
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

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