Samuel Norman, a constable with the Tarentum Borough Police Department, was shot and killed on July 26, 1877, by August Myers, a “drunken German,” when trying to arrest him on a warrant for assaulting a woman.
I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa.
This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed.
Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.
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