Policeman John H. Dames

Fallen HeroPoliceman John H. Dames

On this day in Baltimore Police History, January 12, 1873, we lost our brother, Policeman John H. Dames, to duty-related illness. Along with two other officers, in a short time, Officer Dames died from smallpox, He was buried in the Western Cemetery.  

The remains of Policeman John H. Dames (who died from smallpox on Sunday morning, January 12, 1873) were interred the following day, January 13, at the same Cemetery. He would be the third officer to die from the illness in a short time.

As we take this time to remember him and thank him for his service and sacrifice,. We, his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department, will not let him be forgotten. God bless you and Rest in Peace

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End of Watch 12 January 1873
City, St. Western Distirct
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death LOD Illness
District Worked Western

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