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Town Marshal Jacob Neitzling | Columbia Falls Police Department, Montana Columbia Falls Police Department, Montana

Town Marshal

Jacob Neitzling

Columbia Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Sunday, April 19, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 81rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 19, 2012

 

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