City Marshal Jesse Offut

City Marshal Jesse Offut

Franklin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, August 19, 1884

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Jesse Offut

City Marshal Jesse Offut was shot and killed as he and the city's deputy marshal accompanied a 20-year-old prisoner to a local saloon.

They had arrested the man for drunkenness and agreed to let him go to the saloon to secure a bondsman. As they walked along the street the prisoner fell back a few steps before pulling out a gun and opening fire. Marshal Offut was struck three times in the back and fatally wounded.

The deputy marshal returned fire and wounded the suspect before taking him into custody.

City Marshal Offcut was survived by his wife. He was a Confederate Civil War Veteran who served as a private with the 18th Tennessee Infantry, Company K.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Marshal Offut,
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 Franklin.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 19, 2015

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