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.
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 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 Daniel Blue (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKinley Rose Garden (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,707 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.