Town Marshal Alexander Smith Rice

Town Marshal Alexander Smith Rice

Patriot Marshal's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 17, 1887

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Alexander Smith Rice

Town Marshal Alexander Rice succumbed to wounds sustained four months earlier when he was shot while breaking up a disturbance at a saloon in Patriot, Indiana.

Four men were involved in an altercation when Marshal Rice was called to intervene. While he was arresting the suspect, he was shot in the abdomen. Marshal Rice drew his weapon and more shots were fired as they held on to each other and fell to the floor. The suspect died at the scene.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 24, 1886
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Town Marshal Rice.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2023

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