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City Marshal Evan Yoakum | Fall River Marshal's Office, Kansas Fall River Marshal's Office, Kansas

City Marshal

Evan Yoakum

Fall River Marshal's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 5, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Marshal Yoakum was shot and killed by a drunk man he had ordered out of town earlier in the evening. The man returned with a double-barreled shotgun. When Marshal Yoakum was notified of the man's return he met the man in a city street. The two exchanged fire and Marshal Yoakum was killed.

The 60-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison March 24, 1956.

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

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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