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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Constable Grant,
On today, the 133rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2018

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