Town Marshal Elmo D. Buckner

Town Marshal Elmo D. Buckner

Ringgold Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1932

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Elmo D. Buckner

Town Marshal Elmo Ringgold was shot and killed from ambush while on foot patrol in the center of town at about 1:00 am.

Two men were arrested and charged with his murder. One of the men pleaded guilty in November 1932 and was sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Ringgold was survived by his wife and predeceased by two children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, foot patrol

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