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Town Marshal James Franklin Harrington | Jewel Marshal's Office, Kansas Jewel Marshal's Office, Kansas

Town Marshal

James Franklin Harrington

Jewel Marshal's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 14, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Town Marshal James Harrington was shot and killed while assisting the Rice County Sheriff with the capture of a horse thief.

The sheriff had tracked the suspect to a home near Jewel. As the sheriff, Marshal Harrington, and two deputies surrounded the home the suspect opened fire, killing Marshal Harrington instantly. One of the deputies shot and killed the suspect.

Marshal Harrington was a Civil War veteran, having served with the State of Illinois. He was survived by his wife.

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