Town Constable Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Town Constable Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Greensburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 10, 1903

Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Town Constable Henry Bierer was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for dynamitting a building. 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 Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1904

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Town Cst. Henry F. "Darby" BIERER ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You and Patrolman Charles PENNELL, and Patrolman Timothy T. DEVINE

another grateful civilian

August 12, 2015

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