Town Marshal William Gallion

Town Marshal William Gallion

Bancroft Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, October 10, 1896

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William Gallion

Town Marshal William Gallion was shot and killed by a bank robber held up in a farm house that he and his posse had surrounded. The suspect jumped from a window where Marshal Gallion was stationed. Before he could react, the suspect shot him in the chest with a revolver, and then mounted his bicycle and rode off with the posse in pursuit. After he rode about a mile his tire went flat. As the posse closed in he shot and killed himself.

The suspect and another man shot and killed a cashier and an innocent bystander when they robbed a bank in Sherburne County, Minnesota, the day before.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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Marshal Gallion,
On today, the 119th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bancroft.

United States Border Patrol

October 10, 2015

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