City Marshal John C. Sauer, Sr.

City Marshal John C. Sauer, Sr.

Shelbina Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1966

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John C. Sauer, Sr.

Marshal Sauer was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy freight train at an unguarded crossing. The vehicle was thrown over 100-feet upon impact and Marshal Sauer was ejected from the car.

Marshal Sauer had served with the Shelbina Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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He was my grandfather. He was killed before I was born, but ironically the same day of my husband’s birth. I wished I could have known him. From what I understand and have been told, he was quite a man.

Clara Sauer LaFosse

Clara Sauer LaFosse

November 4, 2019

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