Town Marshal W. T. Williams

Town Marshal W. T. Williams

Trenton Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 23, 1889

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W. T. Williams

Town Marshal W.T. Williams was shot and killed by a suspect whom he was serving a notice on for disorderly conduct. The suspect fled after murdering Marshal Williams but was eventually apprehended.

On November 23, 1889, an angry mob took the suspect from the county jail and lynched him as he awaited trial.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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Marshal Williams,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Trenton.


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