History’s Daniel A. Cohen weighs in on 1790s case of man convicted of killing a police officer

Stephentown story of nation’s first slain police officer has many tales

Albany Times UnionDaniel A. Cohen, associate professor of history, weighed in on the 1790s case of Whiting Sweeting, who was convicted of killing a police officer—believed to be the first officer killed in the line of duty in the U.S.