Sheffield Independent – Wednesday 02 October 1889
Sad Death of a Conisbro’ Constable.
Yesterday the remains of Joseph Kershaw, a native of Conisbro’, who had been three years in the constabulary force, were interred in the village churchyard.
The deceased, at the time of his death, was in the borough force at Bradford.
Last Thursday, while in the execution of his duty, he tried to stop a runaway horse, which was attached to a coal cart, going downhill, and he unfortunately got knocked down and run over.
He died the same day. Deceased was aged 24, and unmarried. The funeral was attended by eight officers from the Bradford force.
The Chief Constable intends to have a tombstone erected