Patrolman Joseph Earl Marshall

Patrolman Joseph Earl Marshall

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 9, 1927

Joseph Earl Marshall

Patrolman Joseph Marshall was shot and killed near the intersection of Broadway Street and 11th Avenue when he and his partner stopped a vehicle whose occupants they recognized as gang members.

As Patrolman Marshall approached the driver pulled him into the vehicle and shot him three times, killing him. His partner was able to return fire and mortally wounded the driver. Despite the wound, the driver was able to drive a short distance away before crashing. The man then committed suicide.

One of the other subjects in the vehicle was shot and killed the following day.

Patrolman Marshall had served with the Wichita Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and children. He is buried in Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Kansas.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Marshall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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