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Constable Lester George Lanning | Greenville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Greenville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Constable

Lester George Lanning

Greenville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, December 28, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 68

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Edged weapon; Axe

Offender: Committed suicide

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Constable Lester Lanning and the justice of the peace were killed when they were struck in the back of the head with an axe while searching for a mentally disturbed man. The man then shot and killed himself. The man attacked them in the cellar of a house on the Greenville-Jamestown Road.

Constable Lanning had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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December 28, 2014

 

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