Officer John C. Morrissey

Officer John C. Morrissey

Died on:  

July 6, 1895

Age 35
Bingham Police Department
Accidental: Shooting

Officer Morrissey was accidentally shot to death by a fellow officer.  Morrissey and his partner were working Bingham’s annual Independence Day celebration when they attempted to arrest an intoxicated man. The suspect struggled with the officers and began to draw a knife. The second officer struck the man in the head with his pistol. The weapon discharged and the bullet entered Morrissey’s heart. The 35-year-old victim was married and the father of five children.  He is buried in the Bingham City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Austin K. and Kade J. Rice, and Luke K. Shulsen.

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