Deputy Constable John J. Lenhart

Deputy Constable John J. Lenhart

Pennsylvania State Constable - Somerset County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 1898

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John J. Lenhart

Deputy Lenhart was shot and killed by a suspect while serving an eviction notice from a home that was the subject of a family dispute. The suspect was later arrested by the sheriff after barricading himself inside the home.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged January 24, 1900.

Deputy Lenhart had been deputized by his brother, constable of Summit Township, to assist in arresting the suspect.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1900

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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