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Detective Sergeant John T. Grant | Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective Sergeant

John T. Grant

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, November 22, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Detective Sergeant Grant was shot and killed at 2300 hours while he and another detective attempted to arrest a man wanted for stabbing another man with a pitchfork. The suspect the knew that the officers were coming for him and waited at his kitchen table with a Springfield rifle. When Detective Sergeant Grant knocked on the door the suspect shot through it, killing Detective Sergeant Grant instantly. The suspect ran out the back door as the other detective ran to the front to check on Detective Sergeant Grant after hearing the gunshot. The suspect was apprehended the following day and sentenced to ten to 20 years for the murder.

Detective Sergeant Grant had been with the agency for 11 years. On April 1, 2003 - 81 years after his murder - Detective Sergeant Grant was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Honor.

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008
November 22, 2014

 

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