City Marshal Jesse Offut

City Marshal Jesse Offut

Franklin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, August 19, 1884

Jesse Offut

City Marshal Jesse Offut was shot and killed as he and the city's deputy marshal accompanied a 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.


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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.


United States Border Patrol

August 19, 2015

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