Constable Francis Marion Shepard

Constable Francis Marion Shepard

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1882

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Francis Marion Shepard

Constable Francis Shepard was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for theft.

He was shot twice in the chest as he approached the two. The suspects were both apprehended one year later and were lynched by a mob that broke into the jail.

Constable Shepard had previously served in the Civil War and is buried in Lima Cemetery in Fayette County, Iowa.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Marion was my 4th great grandfather. His son George is who I am descended from.

DeAnna Hogan
4th great grandaughter

September 7, 2019

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