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

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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