Constable Harry Foster "Darby" Bierer

Constable Harry Foster "Darby" Bierer

Pennsylvania State Constable - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 1903

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Harry Foster "Darby" Bierer

Constable Harry Bierer was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for dynamitting a building at the Jamison No. 1 mine in Luxor. He had gone to the suspects home at the mine where the shooting occurred.

The suspect was arrested a short time later.

While in jail the suspect confessed to the murders of 18 people, including Patrolmen Timothy T. Devine and Charles Pennell of the Chicago Police Department on August 12, 1902. He was convicted of Constable Bierer's murder and hanged February 11, 1904.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1904

warrant service

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 9, 2020

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