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Deputy Constable John J. Lenhart | Pennsylvania State Constable - Somerset County, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Constable - Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Deputy Constable

John J. Lenhart

Pennsylvania State Constable - Somerset County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1900

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Deputy Lenhart was shot and killed by a suspect while serving an eviction notice from a home that was the subject of a family dispute. The suspect was later arrested by the sheriff after barricading himself inside the home.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged January 24, 1900.

Deputy Lenhart had been deputized by his brother, constable of Summit Township, to assist in arresting the suspect.

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