City Marshal Robert W. Coulter

City Marshal Robert W. Coulter

Farmington Marshal's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1902

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Robert W. Coulter

City Marshal Robert Coulter was shot and mortally wounded by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for disturbing the peace.

After the suspect shot Marshal Coulter twice in the stomach, he ran up the street and shot and killed the local justice of the peace. A mob of angry citizens shot and killed the suspect. Marshal Coulter died two days later.

City Marshal Coulter was survived by his wife and three children. He was a Union Civil War Veteran who was a corporal in the 30th Iowa Infantry, Company D.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 19, 1902
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace, City Marshal Coulter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 26, 2013

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