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City Marshal William Henry Kitson | Silex Police Department, Missouri Silex Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal

William Henry Kitson

Silex Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, February 20, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Kitson was shot and killed after surprising burglary suspects while he was investigating suspicious activity in the downtown area. Marshal Kitson was able to return fire and wound one of the suspects.

Marshal Kitson's killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Kitson had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife and six children.

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Great Grandpa, you passed before I was born, but hearing your story from Grandma and attending the dedication service in Jefferson City, MO I am honored and grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice! Your memory definitely lives on in our family!

Marcie Bell Graham
Great Grandaughter
June 26, 2017


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