Town Marshal Lon Fernandez

Town Marshal Lon Fernandez

Rogersville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 6, 1898

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Lon Fernandez

Town Marshal Lon Fernandez was shot and killed after being disarmed while confronting several men who were drunk and shooting their guns at a local livery stable.

When Marshal Fernandez initially confronted the group, one of the men was able to disarm him and made him walk up and down the stables with his arms up before telling him to leave. Marshal Fernandez obtained another pistol and returned to the stable to arrest the man and retrieve his pistol. A shootout ensued when he returned in which the man shot him 10 times.

The man fled but was later arrested.

Marshal Fernandez was survived by his four sisters.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Arrested

robbery, weapons violation

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Town Marshal Fernandez,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rogersville.


United States Border Patrol

July 6, 2023

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