Night Marshal Martin Friedrich

Night Marshal Martin Friedrich

Manito Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 8, 1922

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Martin Friedrich

Night Marshal Martin Friedrich was shot and killed near the intersection of Broadway Street and State Street at about 12:30 am.

Several subjects were seen running from the area. Several days after Marshal Friedrich's murder the body of another man who had been murdered was located in Havana, Illinois. Before dying, the man was able to leave a note detailing the involvement of several other subjects in the murders of both Marshal Friedrich and of Constable Arthur Smith, of the Peoria Park District Police Department, on June 12th, 1922.

Night Marshal was survived by his wife and daughter. He was predeceased by a son.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

foot patrol

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Night Marshal Friedrich,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manito.


United States Border Patrol

July 8, 2022

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