City Marshal Wiley Florence

City Marshal Wiley Florence

Purcell Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 1932

Wiley Florence

City Marshal Wiley Florence was shot and killed by a night policeman who had just been fired by the city mayor.

The three men were in front of city hall when the night policeman opened fire on the mayor. The round struck Marshal Florence in the chest, mortally wounding him.

The night policeman turned himself and was charged with murder.

Marshal Florence had been appointed only three weeks earlier. He was a widower and was survived by his son and two daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

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