City Marshal Dave Break

City Marshal Dave Break

Florence Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, October 9, 1949

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Dave Break

Marshal Break was shot and killed after stopping a suspect drunk driver. After Marshal Break found one pint of whiskey in the car the man shot him. When the suspect was cornered by a posse he killed himself.


  • Age 70
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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City Marshall Dave Break was my great grandfather. I have only met him thru his son Ernest Break, my grandfather. His character was surely admirable, as many traits of my grandfather sound familiar to the Marshall's. I want to thank him for his service and sacrifice for the City of Florence.

Rhonda Considine Baker
Great Granddaughter

January 17, 2021

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