Policeman John Harlow

Policeman John Harlow

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 22, 1878

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John Harlow

Policeman John Harlow was shot and killed while attempting to break up a disturbance the intersection of King Street and Calhoun Street at 3:00 am.

While on the scene he was attacked by a crowd, struck in the head with a bottle, and shot in the stomach.

Policeman Harlow was survived by his mother and two sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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“Requiscat In Pace” Officer John Harlow, immigrant from Ireland and dutiful Peace Officer.

Jay Murphy
great great nephew

August 7, 2019

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