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City Marshal William T. Flint | Texarkana Police Department, Texas Texarkana Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

William T. Flint

Texarkana Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 11, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: Lynched

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City Marshal Flint attempted to arrest a suspect at a house of ill-fame on Front Street. The suspect shot and killed Marshal Flint and fled the scene. Newspapers identified the killer as Ira D. Lattimer (also referred to as Lattimar, Latiner and Lattineer) with the alias of Robinson or Robins.

In February of 1877 Lattimer was arrested in Farmersville with frozen feet and hands and placed in the county jail. His feet were amputated. His friends arranged bail and he was released from jail. It was reported that in August of 1877 Lattimer was arrested in El Dorado, Arkansas, and returned to Mississippi to face charges for three or four murders. A mob of 1,500 men took him from the jail and hanged him in the public square.

Flint was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Texarkana, Texas.

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