Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips

Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1884

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John W. Phillips

Deputy John Phillips was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a man wanted for several arsons committed in the county. The posse captured and hanged the suspect.

Deputy Phillips was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 25, 2020

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