City Marshal David Gordon

City Marshal David Gordon

Columbus Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 1888

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David Gordon

City Marshal David Gordon was shot and killed by two brothers he was attempting to arrest for breaking into and looting the Gulf Depot.

Both brothers were convicted of Marshal Gordon's murder and sentenced to life in prison. On September 10, 1896, one of the brothers was shot and killed when he attempted to escape from Leavenworth Penitentiary.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Marshal Gordon,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus.


United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2016

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