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Constable Henry Unger | Pennsylvania State Constable - Franklin County, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Constable - Franklin County, Pennsylvania


Henry Unger

Pennsylvania State Constable - Franklin County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 13, 1863

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Acquitted

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Constable Henry Unger was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a large, disorderly crowed on election night.

The crowd had gathered at the polling site a the Western Schoolhouse at 144 West Main Street following the closing of the polls. Constable Unger tried to disperse the crowd from the schoolyard when one of the participants shot him in the chest, killing him.

The man who shot him was arrested at the scene but escaped custody a short time later. He was re-arrested and ultimately acquitted of Constable Unger's murder.

Constable Unger was survived by his wife and four children.

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Constable Unger,
On today, the 153rd 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.


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October 13, 2016


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