Deputy Sheriff Joseph Myles

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Myles

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, November 22, 1931

Joseph Myles

Deputy Myles was shot and killed after warning patrons of a dance hall to quiet down. As he and his companion left they were fired upon and struck by a shotgun blast. Deputy Myles was killed at the scene and his companion died the following day.

Two men were arrested and taken to the Greenbrier County Jail. Several days later a mob of 60 citizens removed them from the jail and lynched them on a public street.

Deputy Myles was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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