Constable Herbert L. Kessinger

Constable Herbert L. Kessinger

Grisham Township Constable's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 4, 1910

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Herbert L. Kessinger

Constable Herbert Kessinger was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man at his home. The suspect fired a shot through the front door when Constable Kessinger knocked on it, killing him.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. In 1916 his sentence was reduced to 18 years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 4, 2020

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