Deputy Sheriff Joseph Myles

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Myles

Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, November 22, 1931

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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.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Deputy Sheriff Myles,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greenbriers County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2021

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