Constable Joseph H. Grant

Constable Joseph H. Grant

Geneva Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1885

Joseph H. Grant

Constable Joseph Grant and Officer John McNett were shot and killed while transporting three burglary suspects to jail.

While the officers escorted the suspects, the men shot and killed both officers.

In 1899 a convict in Minnesota confessed to killing Officer Helms of Kansas, Officers Grant and McNett of Illinois, a woman in Geneva, Illinois and shooting a policeman in Guide Rock, Nebraska.

Constable Grant had served with the Geneva Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 27, 1885
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

burglary, transport

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Officer was a Union Army {Civil War} Veteran
Officer is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva, Illinois


October 21, 2017

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