Constable Abner A. Hull, Jr.

Constable Abner A. Hull, Jr.

Pennsylvania State Constable - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1936

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Abner A. Hull, Jr.

Constable Abner Hull was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for surety of the peace. The suspect had been drinking and was threatening suicide.

When Constable Hull arrived at the scene, he encountered the man holding a hunting rifle. After exchanging words the man opened fire. During the ensuing shootout ,Constable Hull was struck in the armpit and killed instantly.

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Highway Patrol, and Lancaster Police Department responded to the scene. The suspect was shot and wounded during a second shootout. After recovering from his injuries, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison.

Constable Hull was survived by his mother, sister, and four brothers.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 16, 2020

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