Constable John Thomas Caslin

Constable John Thomas Caslin

Pennsylvania State Constable - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 1948

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John Thomas Caslin

Constable Thomas Caslin was shot and killed in Youngstown as he and a justice of the peace attempted to serve a warrant on a man for beating his wife.

The woman had fled her home and swore out a warrant against her husband. When Constable Caslin and the justice arrived at the home they were refused entry. As Constable Caslin argued with the suspect at the front door the justice went around back to attempt to gain entry.

When Constable Caslin turned to leave the man opened fire with a rifle, striking him in in the side and back. The justice ran back to the front of the house where he was also fatally shot.

The suspect barricaded himself in his home before being shot and killed by members of the Pennsylvania State Police.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .303 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 7, 2020

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