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Constable Joseph Schooley Artley | Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Constable

Joseph Schooley Artley

Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, February 15, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 67

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Committed suicide

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Constable Joseph Artley was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for harassing his landlady.

As soon as Constable Artley read the warrant the man shot him three times and then committed suicide.

Constable Artley was survived by his wife and four children.

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A hero is honored today, RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 15, 2012

 

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