Town Constable Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Town Constable Henry F. "Darby" Bierer

Greensburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 10, 1903

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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.


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Incident Details

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

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Officer Bierer's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-6-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 6, 2018

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