Constable John S. Pilcher

Constable John S. Pilcher

Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 4, 1925

John S. Pilcher

Constable John Pilcher was accidentally shot and killed when a deputy constable's pistol fell from its holster and discharged. The round struck him in the head.

They were investigating a burglary at a ranch when the accident occurred.

Constable Pilcher was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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On this 90th anniversary of your sad tragic death, I want to thank you for your service. You were one of the pioneers of law enforcement in the last century and all of us who have come since owe you a debt of gratitude for paving the way for us.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest Peacefully, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 4, 2015

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