Chief of Police Samuel Marts

Chief of Police Samuel Marts

Falls City Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, February 19, 1930

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Samuel Marts

Chief of Police Samuel Marts succumbed to injuries sustained on December 16th, 1929, when he fell on ice while clearing a crosswalk across the alley from the police station.

He was taken to the Falls City Hospital after falling and breaking his leg. He initially showed signs of recovery, but experienced complications and died as a result on February 19th, 1930.

Chief Marts had served with the Falls City Police Department for 26 years and had served as chief for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, 11 grandchildren, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a third son.


  • Age 79
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 31

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Monday, December 16, 1929

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Chief Marts,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Falls City.


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February 19, 2020

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