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Deputy Marshal George Carney | Bedford Police Department, Indiana Bedford Police Department, Indiana

Deputy Marshal

George Carney

Bedford Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1875

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/19/1875

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Marshal George Carney was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a local drug store at approximately 9:00 pm.

As he approached the store he was shot by one of the two men who were burglarizing the store. Both men escaped but were arrested in Olney, Illinois, several days later. One of the two men exchanged shorts with the Olney marshal during the arrest.

Both men were sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Marshal Carney's brother served with the Louisville Police Department.

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