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Town Marshal George D. Elliott | Flushing Police Department, Ohio Flushing Police Department, Ohio

Town Marshal

George D. Elliott

Flushing Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal George Elliott was shot and killed by one of five men he deputized to assist him with arresting several men.

Earlier when Marshal Elliott attempted to quell a disturbance caused by a gang of laborers on a local street, he was assaulted and forced to retreat. When he returned with a posse, hand to hand fighting resulted as the laborers resisted arrest. During the commotion one of the possemen shot Marshal Elliott in the back, killing him instantly.

It was first thought that one of the laborers shot Marshal Elliott. When it was determined otherwise, the posseman told officials that he accidentally shot Marshal Elliott when he attempted to shoot one of the laborers. It was later determined that the posseman deliberately shot Marshal Elliott for reasons that are not known and he used the opportunity to make it look like an accident.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

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October 23, 2009

 

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