Town Marshal Sam Voglesong

Town Marshal Sam Voglesong

Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, October 17, 1890

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Sam Voglesong

Town Marshal Sam Voglesong was shot and killed from ambush as he entered the door to his home. Two brothers and another man were arrested a short time later and charged with his murder. The brothers had vowed to get even with the marshal over a previous encounter in which Marshal Voglesong shot one of the brothers.

The two brothers were found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison June 20, 1891. One was paroled in 1900. The other suspect, who turned state's evidence, went free.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Marshal Voglesong,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Falmouth.


United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2020

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