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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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Town Marshal George D. Elliott Flushing Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1903

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 23, 2017


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