City Marshal James Matt Lawrence

City Marshal James Matt Lawrence

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, October 1, 1910

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James Matt Lawrence

City Marshal James Lawrence was shot and killed by a subject he had just arrested for disorderly conduct and gambling.

The man produced a handgun and shot Marshal Lawrence as he was being walked to the jail. The man also shot the Mississippi County sheriff during the incident.

The subject fled and was never apprehended.

Marshal Lawrence had served with the Osceola Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

arrest, disorderly, gambling

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City Marshal Lawrence,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Osceola.


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October 1, 2020

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