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 2, 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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Constable Lusk,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fayette County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

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