Constable Adam Strunk

Constable Adam Strunk

Pennsylvania State Constable - Monroe County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 25, 1901

Adam Strunk

Constable Adam Strunk was shot and killed as he and two other officers searched for two men wanted for robbing and beating a family in Hampton Junction, New Jersey. The two men had crossed the border in Pennsylvania and broken into a house in the Delaware Water Gap area.

As Constable Strunk and the officers searched an area near Ellenberger's Mill they encountered the two men. Constable Strunk, who was about 100 yards in front of the other officers, was shot and instantly killed.

Both men fled the scene but were eventually apprehended. The subject who shot Constable Strunk was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was able to escape jail twice but was recaptured both times. He was executed by hanging on February 24th, 1903.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1903

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Constable Strunk,
On today, the 115th 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.


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September 25, 2016

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