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| Hartford, Vermont

Joseph John Howard, 35, from Hartford, Vermont, on 5 August 2021

Victim Info

  • Joseph John Howard
  • White/European American
  • 35
  • Male


Police received a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. that Joseph John Howard was causing a disturbance outside a home. When the Hartford officer got there, he reportedly used pepper spray to try and get the man under control. Howard then pulled the officer to the ground, punched him in the head and began to strangle him, and the officer shot and killed him.

Additional Evidence

  • Joseph John Howard
  • 35
  • Male
  • European-American/White
  • European-American/White
  • Not imputed
  • 67 Paula Street
  • Hartford
  • VT
  • 05001
  • Windsor
  • 67 Paula Street Hartford VT 5001 Windsor
  • Hartford Town Police Department
  • Pending investigation


Source ID: 30721 - Fatal Encounters

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Mainchain details

The BEACON hash was timestamped at and successfully submitted to Mainchain. The BEACON Timestamp ID is 60887. Submitted in Mainchain Tx 242B5A08B065660CBD9B23705E19E427950F00C662B048D7555511F4E3157AE0, at block height 6979169

Transaction details

Tx 242B5A08B065660CBD9B23705E19E427950F00C662B048D7555511F4E3157AE0
Sent from: und1hf4jjflctvxcfxh5mc47yqvugwcugm9xzevszk
Public Key Type: tendermint/PubKeySecp256k1
Public Key: A675rrH9WWpxIibCwaEs18WyVdsrByOXRqVay8/b8hGh
Signature: Wa2FbCIQICWPqc7PDk3uShtYfTkMrazuSYJY0ieeWi5WcsvnFIY86g5ptFBZbXQmljHKg5cfCau9RP7ZpeyLwA==
Raw Tx data:

Hash Comparison

Hash stored in database: 32b8ca7eeeee95998015b2f53e3c87798d3620feb36e85ae81909e27a811595b

Hash from Mainchain Tx: 32b8ca7eeeee95998015b2f53e3c87798d3620feb36e85ae81909e27a811595b

Dynamically generated hash: d186a7ba6213aa257c5b3435c7dfb12b7f830af248e2fe52c12e1603346c3773

Hashes Match?

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The hash stored in the database is used as the identifier for this report, and can be seen in the URL. The hash from the Mainchain Tx is the hash sent to and stored on Mainchain. Finally, the "generated hash" is generated each time this page is loaded, using the same data used for the hash submitted to Mainchain.

Raw data used to generate the hash, using the Node.js crypto.createHash('sha256') algorithm: