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City Marshal John H. Spalding | Waxahachie Police Department, Texas Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

John H. Spalding

Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 17, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal John Spalding was shot and killed while coming to the aid of another marshal who was being fired upon. Marshal Spalding was shot in the head during the shootout. The suspect attempted to flee but was shot and killed by a posse.

Marshal Spalding had served with the Waxahachie Police Department for 6 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 28, 2012


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