Trooper Marvin C. Archer

Trooper Marvin C. Archer

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 18, 1946

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Marvin C. Archer

Trooper Archer was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a car for questioning in Paxton, Illinois. As the troopers approached the vehicle the driver jumped out and yelled this his partner had a gun. As he attempted to flee he was shot and killed by the officers. As Trooper Archer approached the car to arrest the second suspect he was shot in the chest and killed. The suspect escaped but was later shot and killed by other officers.

Trooper Archer had served with the Illinois State Police for five years and was assigned to District 21.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious vehicle

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Trooper Archer,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 18, 2021

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