City Marshal Samuel Bucher

City Marshal Samuel Bucher

Westport Marshal's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1879

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Samuel Bucher

Marshal Samuel Bucher was shot and killed in his front yard by two men who awoke him from sleep. He had been in an altercation with the local telegraph operator two weeks earlier.

Marshal Bucher had previously served with the Union Army during the Civil War and is buried in Union Cemetery, Kansas City, jackson County, Missouri.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Please know that no passage of time could ever erase your service and sacrifice and to your 4th great granddaughter Beverly Thibault, who left you a reflection above, please know that this hero will never be forgotten by his LE brethren, both active and retired.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 15, 2020

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