Chief of Police Jack McArthur

Chief of Police Jack McArthur

Antigo Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1905

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Jack McArthur

Chief Jack McArthur was shot and killed by an escaped lunatic from the Oshkosh Asylum.

Upon hearing of the suspects presence near Antigo, Chief McArthur and a deputy sheriff went in search of him. About six miles from the city the suspect fired two loads of buckshot from ambush, killing Chief McArthur instantly. The deputy who was walking some distance behind the chief was not hit. The suspect was captured ten days later by the Langlade County Sheriff.

Chief McArthur was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

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