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Night Marshal Zachary T. Shipley | Flora Police Department, Illinois Flora Police Department, Illinois

Night Marshal

Zachary T. Shipley

Flora Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, January 17, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Night Marshal Zachary Shipley was shot and killed as a result of his enforcement of the local liquor laws.

Marshal Shipley was lured to a location on West North Avenue by a former mayor of the city who had discharged a shotgun to attract attention. When Marshal Shipley arrived to investigate the disturbance, he was shot in the neck and chin by the subject, killing him almost instantly.

The suspect, who had previously operated a local saloon, was arrested at his residence by the sheriff the following morning. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Marshal Shipley,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Flora. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
January 17, 2017


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