Deputy Constable Erwin Mondeau

Deputy Constable Erwin Mondeau

Pennsylvania State Constable - Bucks County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 23, 1898

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Erwin Mondeau

Deputy Constable Erwin Mondeau was shot and killed as he and another constable attempted to arrest a man on a bench warrant in Bursonville.

The subject had been arrested for robbery and was out on bail when the bench warrant was issued. When the constables arrived at his home, he refused to go with them. The man's wife then told the officers she would give them five minutes to leave the home. As the officers attempted to talk the man into accompanying them, the wife suddenly yelled that time was up, threw hot water on them, and yelled at her husband to shoot them.

The man opened fire, striking Deputy Constable Mondeau in the heart and the other constable in the head, wounding him. The couple then fled the house. The woman was eventually arrested and subsequently convicted of second-degree murder. She died at Norristown State Hospital in 1923. The husband was never apprehended.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

arrest attempt

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Deputy Constable Mondeau,
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 the state of Pennsylvania.


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February 23, 2018

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