Policeman John Joseph Bean, Jr.

Policeman John Joseph Bean, Jr.

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 21, 1899

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John Joseph Bean, Jr.

Policeman Bean was shot and killed at around midnight while approaching three loitering men. Earlier in the night he had encountered the men while walking his beat and ordered them to leave. The incident occurred when he returned to the scene and observed them in the same location.

Policeman Bean's murderer was arrested and hanged on August 9, 1899.

Policeman Bean was single and survived by his parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1899

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 21, 2010

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