City Marshal Hatch York

City Marshal Hatch York

Weimar Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1896

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Hatch York

City Marshal Hatch York was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two suspects.

He and two deputies responded to a call from a railroad brakeman who stated that the two men held him up with pistols. Marshal York observed the men who began to flee. As Marshal York pursued them he was shot in the chest and killed. The two suspects were later apprehended.

Marshal York had served with the Weimar Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Two suspects apprehended

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Found you on Ancestry - you are my 3rd cousin and I had lost track of your great-grandfather after he found himself on the wrong side of the law in Georgia. His brother became the 1st magistrate of Paulding County, Ga but the other family members had to leave the state. They were not bad men, just men of the time. You are the great-great-grandson of Captain William York who led a 'troop of horse' in NC during the American Revolution.
God Bless You and Thank You and it makes me so truly sad that you lost your life so young - I was a widow at 24, so I can sincerely know your wife and her grief, and I had two children while she had three.
Diane Stark McConnell Sanfilippo

Diane S Sanfilippo - genealogy research
3rd cousin

April 3, 2018

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