Town Marshal John Lee Newkirk

Town Marshal John Lee Newkirk

Judson Marshal's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 23, 1896

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John Lee Newkirk

Town Marshal John Newkirk was shot and killed on one of the town's streets while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk and disorderly.

The man resisted arrest and went home, where he obtained a shotgun. He returned to the street and shot Marshal Newkirk in the chest, killing him. The man then fled the scene but was arrested later in the night.

Marshal Newkirk had only served with the Judson Marshal's Office for four months. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder


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