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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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