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Town Marshal William Gallion | Bancroft Police Department, Iowa Bancroft Police Department, Iowa

Town Marshal

William Gallion

Bancroft Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, October 10, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Committed Suicide

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Town Marshal William Gallion was shot and killed by a bank robber held up in a farm house that he and his posse had surrounded. The suspect jumped from a window where Marshal Gallion was stationed. Before he could react, the suspect shot him in the chest with a revolver, and then mounted his bicycle and rode off with the posse in pursuit. After he rode about a mile his tire went flat. As the posse closed in he shot and killed himself.

The suspect and another man shot and killed a cashier and an innocent bystander when they robbed a bank in Sherburne County, Minnesota, the day before.

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Marshal Gallion,
On today, the 119th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bancroft.

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 10, 2015

 

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