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City Marshal John E. Martindale | Cuero Police Department, Texas Cuero Police Department, Texas

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John E. Martindale

Cuero Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 25, 1887

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Age: 25

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Cuero City Marshal John E. Martindale accidentally shot himself when his revolver fell from his holster and struck the hammer, discharging the revolver. The bullet entered his stomach a little to left of his navel, turning upward, passing entirely through his body exiting below his left shoulder blade. Martindale died at 9:30 p.m. that night. The newspaper described him as an energetic young man and a good officer, faultlessly filling his position. He was buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, Dewitt County.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 25, 2017


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