Frederick Fieldstrup, May 29, 1857 Age: Unknown Frederick Fieldstrup is usually acknowledged to have been the first San Antonio police officer to die in the line of duty after the appointment of the first City Marshal of the City of San Antonio. For a more detailed discussion of the controversy surrounding Fieldstrup's death and his official status at the time of his death, please go to The Problem of Frederick Fieldstrup in the SAPD HISTORY PART ONE section.
Van Ness Wells, September 22, 1867 Age : 36 Patrolman Van Ness Wells, while walking back for relief from Arsenal and South Main Street, ran across a drunken man lying on the ground. While attempting to arrest the violator, Wells was stabbed. He died the following day.
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