Sheriff Newt D. Boles

Sheriff Newt D. Boles

Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 1924

Newt D. Boles

Sheriff Newt Boles was shot and killed on a farm near Hollister by a man he arrested for robbing a bank in Protem.

The suspect surrendered to authorities near Branson two days later. A woman who owned the farm was also arrested when it was discovered that she slipped the pistol to the suspect that he used to kill Sheriff Boles.

On December 5th, 1924, the suspect was convicted of Sheriff Boles' murder and sentenced to life in prison. The woman was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 12 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Sheriff Boles,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Taney County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 12, 2017

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