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Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips | Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

Deputy Sheriff

John W. Phillips

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Lynched

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Deputy John Phillips was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a man wanted for several arsons committed in the county. The posse captured and hanged the suspect.

Deputy Phillips was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today, the 131st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cedar County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 25, 2015

 

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