Night Marshal William H. Patton

Night Marshal William H. Patton

Elaine Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1940

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William H. Patton

Night Marshal William Patton was shot and killed while searching for a prowler at the home of a local doctor. The prowler, wounded by Marshal Patton's return fire, was apprehended a short time later after being trailed by bloodhounds.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on June 6th, 1941.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1941

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Marshal Patton,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Elaine.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2020

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