Town Marshal Jacob Neitzling

Town Marshal Jacob Neitzling

Columbia Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Sunday, April 19, 1931

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Jacob Neitzling

Marshal Jacob Neitzling was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 60 year old man wanted for criminal mischief. The suspect had attempted to derail a train near Coram by placing a steel bar on the track. Marshal Neitzling, along with two other officers, was trying to coax the suspect to come out of his house when he shot the Marshal from a window. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Marshal Neitzling was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Town Marshal Neitzling.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 2019

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