Constable Jeremiah "Jere" McCheane

Constable Jeremiah "Jere" McCheane

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Sunday, June 26, 1870

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Jeremiah "Jere" McCheane

Constable McCheane succumbed to stab wounds received the previous night at 2315 hours when he attempted to arrest a man at a tenement house at 13th and Webster.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years. On April 18, 1871, he and nine other inmates escaped from the Nebraska Penitentiary.

Constable McCheane was survived by his wife, six daughters, and a son by a previous wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 25, 1870
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

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