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City Marshal William D. Patton | Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas

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William D. Patton

Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Marshal William Patton and Deputy John Mount, of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while standing in the town square.

Marshal Patton had received death threats after fatally shooting a man while making an arrest several months prior. As he and Deputy Mount spoke in the town square they were shot from ambush and both killed. Their killer was never apprehended.

Marshal Patton was survived by his wife and five children.

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Deputy Sheriff John Isham Mount
Washington County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1881
Cause: Gunfire

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Marshal Patton,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fayetteville.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 2, 2017

 

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