Constable Harrison Lusk

Constable Harrison Lusk

Fayette County Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 11, 1899

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Harrison Lusk

Constable Harrison Lusk succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on July 4th, 1899, while making an arrest in Sewell. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded the man who shot him.

The subject was convicted of Constable Lusk's murder and sentenced to life in prison. Years later an investigation of the case determined that he did murder Constable Lusk but should not have been found guilty of first-degree murder. He was paroled on April 2nd, 1908.

Constable Lusk was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 4, 1899
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1908


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

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