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City Marshal Kirkland C. Ayers | Whitesboro Police Department, Texas Whitesboro Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Kirkland C. Ayers

Whitesboro Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, March 2, 1879

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 3/1/1879

Weapon: Blunt object; Chair

Offender: suspects acquitted

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At 4:00 p.m., City Marshal Kirkland C. Ayers responded to a disturbance in a store/saloon in Whitesboro. While attempting to arrest two suspects, City Marshal Ayers was hit in the head with a chair. Ayers died from his injuries at 1:00 a.m. the next morning.

Pat Ware, and his brother, Spence, were both charged with the murder of Marshal Ayers. A Grayson County jury acquitted both brothers in April of 1880.

Ayers, was survived by his mother who lived in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia. His body was shipped by express train back to LaGrange for burial.

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Marshal Ayers,
On today, the 137th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitesboro.


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