City Marshal Henry C. Seaman

City Marshal Henry C. Seaman

Baxter Springs Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 7, 1870

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Henry C. Seaman

City Marshal Henry Seaman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a woman who had shot at two men.

The woman, who operated a local brothel, got in an argument with the two men and shot at them. As Marshal Seaman attempted to arrest the woman one of the men shot him. Marshal Seaman was able to return and wound one of the suspects. The subjects were acquitted in July 1871.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Marshal Seaman,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baxter Springs. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 7, 2020

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