Night Marshal Zachary T. Shipley

Night Marshal Zachary T. Shipley

Flora Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, January 17, 1909

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Zachary T. Shipley

Night Marshal Zachary Shipley was shot and killed as a result of his enforcement of the local liquor laws.

Marshal Shipley was lured to a location on West North Avenue by a former mayor of the city who had discharged a shotgun to attract attention. When Marshal Shipley arrived to investigate the disturbance, he was shot in the neck and chin by the subject, killing him almost instantly.

The suspect, who had previously operated a local saloon, was arrested at his residence by the sheriff the following morning. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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Marshal Shipley,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Flora. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2019

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