City Marshal William Cornelius White

City Marshal William Cornelius White

Bolivar Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 26, 1898

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William Cornelius White

Marshal White was shot and killed by a man who became upset with him. The suspect was able to obtain a shotgun and shot Marshal White in the street.

On January 14, 1899, the suspect was convicted of 4th degree manslaughter and ordered to pay a 500 dollar fine.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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City Marshal White,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bolivar.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2023

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