City Marshal James Matt Lawrence

City Marshal James Matt Lawrence

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, October 1, 1910

James Matt Lawrence

City Marshal James Lawrence was shot and killed by a subject he had just arrested for disorderly conduct and gambling.

The man produced a handgun and shot Marshal Lawrence as he was being walked to the jail. The man also shot the Mississippi County sheriff during the incident.

The subject fled and was never apprehended.

Marshal Lawrence had served with the Osceola Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

arrest, disorderly, gambling

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Marshal Lawrence's service and sacrifice to Osceola will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Council Member Tyler Dunegan

September 1, 2017

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