Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 3 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Offender: Sentenced to life
Marshal William James and Assistant Marshal Joe Hartman were shot and killed by a suspect who had been arrested for being drunk in public. While at city hall the suspect struck Marshal James in the head and escaped. He went home, obtained a 12 gauge shotgun, and returned to the city hall where he shot and killed both officers.
The suspect was convicted of the murders and sentenced to life in prison.
Marshal James had served with the agency for 15 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Assistant Marshal Joe Dale Hartman