Constable Lester George Lanning

Constable Lester George Lanning

Greenville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1940

Lester George Lanning

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.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Axe
  • Offender Committed suicide

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