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City Marshal Marion Marcus Coleman | Marlin Police Department, Texas Marlin Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Marion Marcus Coleman

Marlin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, September 18, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Acquitted

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City Marshal Marion Coleman was shot and killed by a subject in retaliation for testifying in a court case.

Marshal Coleman and the county sheriff were walking from the courthouse to the train station when a man shot the marshal in the back with a double-barreled shotgun. The suspect was tried and acquitted.

Marshal Coleman was a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army and had served with the Marlin Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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