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Night Marshal Ben Wiggins | Lyons Police Department, Kansas Lyons Police Department, Kansas

Night Marshal

Ben Wiggins

Lyons Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, March 30, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .380 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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