Constable Henry Phelps

Constable Henry Phelps

Lenox Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 31, 1902

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Henry Phelps

Constable Henry Phelps drowned in the Erie Canal while returning from Lenox Basin after serving court papers.

While riding back to Canastota, Constable Phelps' horse became frightened and jumped into the canal. Constable Phelps, who was wearing heavy clothing and did not know how to swim, drowned.

Constable Phelps had served as a constable for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, brother, and three sisters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

civil papers

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Constable Phelps,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lenox.


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October 31, 2022

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