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 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 70
  • 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 Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Joseph Rigney of the Rome Township Constable's Office, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 29, 2018

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