City Marshal Alphonso J. Wake

City Marshal Alphonso J. Wake

Rulo Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1900

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Alphonso J. Wake

Marshal Alphonso Wake was shot and killed by a suspect causing a disturbance in a local bar.

As Marshal Wake escorted the man out of the bar, the man suddenly produced a gun and fatally shot the marshal.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 12, 1900.

Marshal Wake was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was told years ago of an ancestor who was a Nebraska lawman, who had been gunned down.

After much research, I finally found you...

My mother's name is Sharon Lou Wake, daughter of Albert Irvin "Bud" Wake (April 30, 1913 ~ April 5th, 1978) & Twanda Faye Worlein (October 7th, 1924 ~ March 29th, 2010).

Thank you for your service
God Bless & RIP

Eric VanDyke
2X Great Grandson

August 30, 2019

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