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George Washington Rockwell

Deputy Sheriff killed in the line of duty

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2019
1. George Washington Rockwell Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.  
Deputy Sheriff
George Washington Rockwell
killed in the line of duty
Born: June 6, 1843
End of watch: May 1, 1878
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they
shall be called the children of God
Matthew 5:9

On April 30th, 1878, Logan County Sheriff John McCracken and Deputy Sheriff George Rockwell arrived at an address on State Route 559 in Zane Township to recover horses from Amos Inskeep in a civil matter. While Deputy Rockwell was walking away with the horses, Inskeep snuck up behind him and shot him in the back from approximately 60 yards. Inskeep then fled the scene. Deputy Rockwell was taken inside the suspect’s home where doctors were summoned; however, Deputy Rockwell passed away from his wounds the following day.

The suspect was later captured and found guilty of the murder of Deputy Rockwell.
 
Erected 2018 by Logan County Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Police, Hi Point Lodge 60.
 
Location. 40° 19.971′ N, 83° 40.315′ 

George Washington Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2019
2. George Washington Rockwell Marker
close up, side B
W. Marker is near Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker can be reached from Zanesfield- Middleburg Pike (County Route 153). marker is in Zanesfield Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4742 Co Rd 153, Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hicksite Quaker Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Wapatomica (approx. 0.4 miles away); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesfield.
 
Categories. Law Enforcement
 
George Washington Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2019
3. George Washington Rockwell Marker
full view, side A
George Washington Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2019
4. George Washington Rockwell Marker
full view, side B
George Washington Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2019
5. George Washington Rockwell Marker
marker as seen from a distance, from west driveway at middle drive.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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