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Town Marshal Arnold Borson | Ghent Police Department, Minnesota Ghent Police Department, Minnesota

Town Marshal

Arnold Borson

Ghent Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Saturday, August 22, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/18/1936

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Marshal Arnold Borson succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to arrest two men who were robbing a service garage.

The marshal had been notified of the burglary by the garage's proprietor. When they arrived at the scene, accompanied by Marshal Borson's brother-in-law, they observed two men inside the garage.

When Marshal Borson shouted at the burglars one of them jumped through a window, and was fired upon by the store's owner. The second man was subdued and held at gunpoint. A moment later the man drew a small pistol and shot Marshal Borson in the neck before fleeing on foot. Marshal Borson succumbed to his wound four days later.

Neither suspect was ever apprehended.

Marshal Borson was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 25, 2013

 

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