Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 7/10/1870
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Lynched by mob
Sheriff Gaylord Lyman was shot and killed by a suspected horse thief who had been brought to him by a group of citizens.
The suspect was lynched by the mob after he murdered the sheriff.
Sheriff Lyman was survived by his wife and three children. He is buried in Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa.