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 Jere McCheane succumbed to stab wounds sustained at 11:15 pm the previous night when he attempted to arrest a man at a tenement house at 13th Street and Webster Street.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison. On April 18th, 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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No passage of time will ever erase you service or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 26, 2020

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