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City Marshal Walter Meloan | Clarksville Police Department, Missouri Clarksville Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal

Walter Meloan

Clarksville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, June 5, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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City Marshal Walter Meloan was shot and killed as he was attempting to break up a fight on a excursion boat.

The boat had just arrived from Quincy, Illinois, with 300 passengers on board when a fight broke out between a man and a woman. As Marshal Meloan attempted to arrest the man a shot was fired from within the crowd which struck him in the back, killing him instantly. Four suspects were arrested and confined in the local jail. That night an angry mob forcefully removed two of the suspects and hanged them from the nearest tree.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 6, 2015


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