City Marshal Henry C. Seaman

City Marshal Henry C. Seaman

Baxter Springs Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 7, 1870

Henry C. Seaman

City Marshal Henry Seaman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a woman who had shot at two men.

The woman, who operated a local brothel, got in an argument with the two men and shot at them. As Marshal Seaman attempted to arrest the woman one of the men shot him. Marshal Seaman was able to return and wound one of the suspects. The subjects were acquitted in July 1871.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Henry Seamans was a great great uncle of mine. He and my great great grandfather Ben Seamans will never be forgotten for the role and sacrafice they made prior and during the Civil War. RIP

Sandra Ranier
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July 15, 2015

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