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City Marshal Jesse Offut | Franklin Police Department, Kentucky Franklin Police Department, Kentucky

City Marshal

Jesse Offut

Franklin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 19, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and wounded

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City Marshal Jesse Offut was shot and killed as he and the city's deputy marshal accompanied a prisoner to a local saloon.

They had arrested the man for drunkenness and agreed to let him go to the saloon to secure a bondsman. As they walked along the street the prisoner fell back a few steps before pulling out a gun and opening fire. Marshal Offut was struck three times in the back and fatally wounded.

The deputy marshal returned fire and wounded the suspect before taking him into custody.

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Marshal Offut,
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 Franklin.


United States Border Patrol
August 19, 2015


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