City Marshal Delbert Addison

City Marshal Delbert Addison

Stuart Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Sunday, September 27, 1964

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Delbert Addison

City Marshal Delbert Addison was shot and killed by a father seeking revenge for his son's arrest.

Marshal Addison had arrested the teenager for a traffic violation after giving the boy a warning for the same violation the previous week. The boy's father found Marshal Addison near the town square and began an argument. The man suddenly pulled out a revolver and shot Marshal Addison in front of the marshal's wife. Marshal Addison was transported to Atkison Hospital where he died in surgery.

The suspect was convicted of Marshal Addison's murder and sentenced to life in prison on August 19, 1965. He was paroled on June 23, 1976.

Marshal Addison was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Paroled in 1976

retaliation, revenge

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This was my grandpa whom unfortunately, was taken way too soon. I remember him through stories I've heard over the years. His murder impacted my family in ways that I would not wish anyone to experience.
I still think of him today and wish I would have been able to grow up knowing him.

Cindy Addison

January 14, 2024

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