Constable
John Welch
Evansville Police Department
Monday, April 14, 1862

Age:
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 15W, Line 22
Panel L12, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, April 13, 1862

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Vanderburgh
Incident Township:
Pigeon
Weapon Used:
Shotgun
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Unknown

   Constable John Welch died from injuries he suffered the previous day when he was shot by an escapee.

   Constable Welch had located the suspect hiding on a flatboat along the riverfront. As he approached the boat the suspect opened fire, striking Constable Welch twice. After falling, the suspect's mother beat Constable Welch with a stick. Other officers transported him to a local hospital where he died the next day.

   Constable Welch was survived by his wife.