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Jailer Henry Bugler | Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Jailer

Henry Bugler

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 13, 1866

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/13/1866

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not tried for this killing

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Jailer Henry Bugler was shot and killed when five well-armed men rode into town and attacked the jail.

Reportedly two members of Quantril's guerrillas had been arrested and were in the jail; a group of horsemen rode into town and demanded the prisoners be released. It is believed members of the Jesse James gang were among this group of horsemen.

Jailer Bugler is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.

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This man was my GGGrandfather. He and his wife were Irish immigrants. His widow Mary and six year old son Henry moved to San Francisco shortly after his death.

David Buckley
February 14, 2014

 

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