Night Policeman Benjamin Eddleman

Night Policeman Benjamin Eddleman

Vandalia Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, December 25, 1899

Benjamin Eddleman

Night Policeman Benjamin Eddleman was shot and killed by a subject whom he had threatened to arrest earlier the day.

The subject had been thrown out of a local saloon after causing a disturbance in which he attacked Policeman Eddleman. The mayor threatened to have the subject arrested if he caused any more trouble in town. The man returned to the saloon where he again located Policeman Eddleman.

The man immediately shot him in the head with a revolver, killing him. The mayor arrested the man a short time later. He was subsequently convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Policeman Eddleman was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years


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The animal did a mere 10 years in prison. Disgraceful. His name is meaningless, however yours lives on and is honored here, which is right and proper.

God Bless you, Brother and may your continued rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 16, 2018

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