Sheriff Lee Hugh Cordell

Sheriff Lee Hugh Cordell

Howell County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, March 1, 1869

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Lee Hugh Cordell

Sheriff Lee Cordell was shot and killed while and two deputies attempted to arrest a man who had stolen a horse from a farm in Arkansas.

During the arrest, the man drew a weapon and opened fire. Sheriff Cordell returned fire and both were killed in the shootout.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest, livestock enforcement

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