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Constable Joseph H. Grant | Geneva Police Department, Illinois Geneva Police Department, Illinois

Constable

Joseph H. Grant

Geneva Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/27/1885

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Constable Joseph Grant and Officer John McNett were shot and killed while transporting three burglary suspects to jail.

While the officers escorted the suspects, the men shot and killed both officers.

In 1899 a convict in Minnesota confessed to killing Officer Helms of Kansas, Officers Grant and McNett of Illinois, a woman in Geneva, Illinois and shooting a policeman in Guide Rock, Nebraska.

Constable Grant had served with the Geneva Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer John Riley McNett
Geneva Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 1885
Cause: Gunfire

Officer James H. Helms
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End of Watch: Sunday, January 20, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

Marshal Nicholas Craig
Table Rock Marshal's Office, Nebraska
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 1896
Cause: Gunfire

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Constable Grant's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-1-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
January 1, 2017

 

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