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Sheriff Gaylord Lyman | Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Iowa


Gaylord Lyman

Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch: Sunday, July 10, 1870

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by mob

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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.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Lyman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014


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