Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Joseph H. McKinney
Killed during a
Squatters Riot in
August 15, 1850
Age Early 20’s
Erected 1995 by Sacramento Sheriff Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
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. Marker is located at the Northeast corner of the Sutter’s Burial Ground – New Helvetia Cemetery Section at East Lawn Memorial Park. The section is located near the Southwest corner of the cemetery grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile 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 PeaceDaniel Blue (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacramento High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); McKinley Rose Garden (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . 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 Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Police Memorial
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.