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Town Marshal Sam Voglesong | Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal

Sam Voglesong

Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, October 17, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal Sam Voglesong was shot and killed from ambush as he entered the door to his home. Two brothers and another man were arrested a short time later and charged with his murder. The brothers had vowed to get even with the marshal over a previous encounter in which Marshal Voglesong shot one of the brothers.

Two of the suspects were found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison June 20, 1891. The other suspect, who turned state's evidence, went free.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th 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

October 17, 2009


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