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Constable Thomas Caslin | Pennsylvania State Constable - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Constable - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Constable

Thomas Caslin

Pennsylvania State Constable - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, August 7, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .303 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable Thomas Caslin was shot and killed in Latrobe as he and a justice of the peace attempted to serve a warrant on a man for beating his wife.

The woman had fled her home and swore out a warrant against her husband. When Constable Caslin and the justice arrived at the home they were refused entry. As Constable Caslin argued with the suspect at the front door the justice went around back to attempt to gain entry.

When Constable Caslin turned to leave the man opened fire with a rifle, striking him in in the side and back. The justice ran back to the front of the house where he was also fatally shot.

The suspect barricaded himself in his home before being shot and killed by members of the Pennsylvania State Police.

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Constable Caslin,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 7, 2016

 

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