Constable Joseph Trescott

Constable Joseph Trescott

Charleston County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1893

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Joseph Trescott

Constable Joseph Trescott was shot and killed as he and another constable attempted to serve a warrant on a man for attempting to murder a plant foreman at the Wando Phosphate Works.

As the constables attempted to arrest the man he opened fire, killing Constable Trescott and wounding the other constable.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

warrant service

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Constable Trescott,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charleston County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 6, 2023

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