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Assistant City Marshal Thomas C. Nixon | Dodge City Police Department, Kansas Dodge City Police Department, Kansas

Assistant City Marshal

Thomas C. Nixon

Dodge City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, July 21, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/21/1884

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Acquitted

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Assistant Marshal Thomas Nixon was shot and killed while on foot patrol. He was ambushed and shot by a former assistant marshal with whom he had a long standing feud.

The suspect was acquitted of murder charges in 1885, but reportedly killed in Texas in 1886.

Assistant Marshal Nixon had served with the agency for 11 years.

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Rest in Peace, Assistant Marshal Nixon. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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