Constable Samuel T. Herrington

Constable Samuel T. Herrington

Concord Township Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 4, 1871

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Samuel T. Herrington

Constable Samuel Herrington was stabbed to death as he attempted to break up a fight in a local saloon in Irondale.

Constable Herrington was at home when two men knocked on his door and informed him of a fight at the saloon. He responded to the location but was stabbed on the saloon's front steps before making it inside.

Three men were arrested and charged with his murder. One of them died of smallpox while in jail awaiting trial. The other two were convicted but later had the convictions overturned.

Constable Herrington was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried in Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 3, 1871
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

disturbance, search warrant

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Rest In Peace grandpa you have been thought of many times over the years story’s have been told but no one new for sure what happened to you.but now we know and you were given the proper dedication that you were deserving of your fellow officers of peace from the county sheriffs to the state police and state dignitaries, hope to see you in heaven some day

Great Great Grandson Mark Harrington

October 9, 2017

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