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Detective

Henry H. Phair

London Police

October 19th, 1892

Age: 63 / 32 years service

 

Henry H. Phair was Married with 5 children.

 


Circumstances

He was 63 years of age at the time of his death, married with five children, and had been a police officer for 18 years. Detective Phair was one of the only two detectives in the force. During a struggle with two vagrant gunmen, Phair was shot and later died. The pair were found guilty of manslaughter as the Judge felt Detective Phair did not properly identify himself as a police officer. The pair were sentenced to 12 years in Kingston Penitentiary. Henry was born in Armagh Ireland.