Thomas Lyons, an officer with the Pittsburgh Police Department, died on July 16, 1878, from injuries sustained on July 3, 1878. Lyons was attempting to arrest Frank Craig for disorderly conduct on Butler St., near the Sharpsburg Bridge, when Craig headbutted him and fled.
Craig was convicted of disorderly conduct.
Author: Bill Lofquist
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.
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