City Marshal Lee Franklin Isbell

City Marshal Lee Franklin Isbell

Richfield Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1921

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Lee Franklin Isbell

Marshal Lee Isbell succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

During Marshal Isbell's rounds, he came across the man who was acting in a disorderly manner. He put the man in a car and told him to wait there for his friends to return. As the marshal continued his rounds, the man exited the car and went into a store. Marshal Isbell observed this and confronted the man to arrest him. The suspect then produced a revolver and shot Marshal Isbell in the hip.

Several citizens who witnessed the shooting subdued the suspect as he attempted to shoot Marshal Isbell a second time. Marshal Isbell was taken to a local hospital and then to his home, where he died.

The suspect was sentenced to five years for the murder.

Marshal Isbell was survived by his wife and ten children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 18, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

To your grandson Mike, please know that your grandfather will always be remembered by his LE brethren. God Bless you and your family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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