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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Joseph Rigney of the Rome Township Constable's Office, Ohio and the additional 68 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 29, 2021

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