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Town Constable Henry F. Greensburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

Town Constable

Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Greensburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, July 10, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1904

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Town Constable Henry Bierer was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for dynamitting a building. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

While in jail the suspect confessed to the murders of 18 people, including Patrolmen Timothy T. Devine and Charles Pennell of the Chicago Police Department on August 12, 1902. He was convicted of Constable Bierer's murder and hanged February 11, 1904.

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Patrolman Charles Pennell
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Timothy T. Devine
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End of Watch: Tuesday, August 12, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

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Town Cst. Henry F. "Darby" BIERER ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You and Patrolman Charles PENNELL, and Patrolman Timothy T. DEVINE

another grateful civilian
August 12, 2015

 

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