Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips

Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1884

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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Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today, the 131st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cedar County.


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October 25, 2015

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