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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Joseph H. McKinney

 
 
Joseph H. McKinney Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
1. Joseph H. McKinney Marker
Inscription.
First Sheriff
of Sacramento
County
Killed during a
Squatters Riot in
Brighton Township
August 15, 1850
Age Early 20ís

 
Erected 1995 by Sacramento Sheriff Department.
 
Location. 38° 33.63′ N, 121° 27.16′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is located at the Northeast corner of the Sutterís Burial Ground – New Helvetia Cemetery Section at East Lawn Memorial Park. The section is located near the Southwest corner of the cemetery grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery (a few steps from this marker); You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Blue (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Joseph H. McKinney Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
2. Joseph H. McKinney Marker
line); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 1.2 miles away); General John A. Sutter (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Officer Down Memorial. Sheriff McKinney was shot and killed as he and his deputies attempted to arrest several squatters. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. End of Watch – August 15, 1850. Joseph McKinney became the first elected Sheriff for Sacramento County while in his early twenties. Unfortunately after only a few months in office, he became the first peace officer to give his life in the line of duty on August 15, 1850. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Police Memorial
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernmentNotable Persons
 
Plaque at Base of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
3. Plaque at Base of Monument
Tombstone Donated By
Bruce R. Verhoeven Memorial
Widows and Orphans Fund

Sacramento Sheriff's Department
August 15, 1995
New Helvetia Cemetery Marker image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle
4. New Helvetia Cemetery Marker
Joseph McKinney was originally buried at the New Helvetia Cemetery.
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The Squatters Riot Marker image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle
5. The Squatters Riot Marker
This marker page highlights the events of the Squatters Riots.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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