Town Marshal Tobias Rudolph Peninger

Town Marshal Tobias Rudolph Peninger

Sharon Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1918

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Tobias Rudolph Peninger

Town Marshal T.R. Peninger was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant for disorderly conduct.

He was struck over the head with a pistol as he read out the warrant to two brothers. As he tried to crawl to safety he was shot in the back twice by the other brother and killed instantly. The two men escaped but were later apprehended.

One of the brothers was sentenced to 10 years, but escaped from prison and was never recaptured. The other brother was sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Peninger was survived by a wife and one child.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life sentence

warrant service

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