Town Marshal Sam Casebier

Town Marshal Sam Casebier

Hartford Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1898

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Sam Casebier

Town Marshal Sam Casebier was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man who had interfered in another arrest.

Marshal Casebier was attempting to arrest a drunk and disorderly man when the second subject pulled out a large dirk. Upon seeing the knife Marshal Casebier informed the man he was under arrest as well. As he the marshal grabbed his arm he was stabbed several times in the upper body.

The suspect was taken into custody. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released on December 3, 1903, and died two months later from tuberculosis.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dirk
  • Offender Released in 1903

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Marshal Casebier,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hartford.


United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2018

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