Patrolman James Appleby

Patrolman James Appleby

New Albany Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, April 2, 1928

James Appleby

Patrolman James Appleby died as the result of contracting rabies when he was bitten by a cat while on patrol in December 1927.

The cat had been following him as he made his rounds and followed him into a store. The cat then fell down at his feet. As he reached down to pick it up the cat bit him on hand, causing a wound. He developed hydrophobia as a result and died on April 2nd, 1928.

Patrolman Appleby was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 72
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 1, 1927

animal bite

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Patrolman Appleby,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Albany.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

April 2, 2017

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