Night Marshal Ben Wiggins

Night Marshal Ben Wiggins

Lyons Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, March 30, 1936

Ben Wiggins

Marshal Wiggins was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at a furniture store. He was struck on the head with a heavy object and then shot before he could draw his own weapon. His body was not found until the next morning.

Two suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life in prison for Marshal Wiggins' murder. One was pardoned by Governor Edward F. Arn March 2, 1952.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Wiggins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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