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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Myles | Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Myles

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Deputy Myles was shot and killed after warning patrons of a dance hall to quiet down. As he and his companion left they were fired upon and struck by a shotgun blast. Deputy Myles was killed at the scene and his companion died the following day.

Two men were arrested and taken to the Greenbrier County Jail. Several days later a mob of 60 citizens removed them from the jail and lynched them on a public street.

Deputy Myles was survived by his wife.

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James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 31, 2012

 

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