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City Marshal James Matt Lawrence | Osceola Police Department, Arkansas Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

City Marshal

James Matt Lawrence

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, October 1, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never apprehended

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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.

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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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