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Lieutenant William L. Harville | Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri


William L. Harville

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1865

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Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy William Harville and Sheriff John Payntor were shot and killed while trying to serve a murder warrant on two men.

Sherifff Payntor summoned six men to assist him in making the arrest and proceeded about twelve miles from Stockton, on the Oceola Road, where they came to the house. When Sheriff Payntor and the men entered the house they found one of the men in bed. As they approached the man he fired a weapon at Sheriff Payntor, killing him instantly. He then fired at Lieutenant Harville, killing him. A third officer in the room fired at the man but the man was able to escape with a party of men that had been hiding outside of the house.

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Sheriff John H. Payntor
Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri
End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1865
Cause: Gunfire

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Lieutenant William Harville, another young deputy was laid to rest in the same cemetery (Lindley Prairie) that you have rested in for many years. Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism was a fine young man, that sacrificed his life as you did. You have never been forgotten for the sacrifice you made. R.I.P.

Jan Dwerlkotte
wife of Cedar Co. MO Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte
November 11, 2014


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