Constable Owen Booth

Constable Owen Booth

Clay Township Constable's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 22, 1896

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Owen Booth

Constable Owen Booth was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man wanted for burglary in Bryant, Missouri.

The subject had previously threatened to shoot anyone who attempted to arrest him. Constable Booth took a posse of several men after learning that the man was attending a dance. The officers arrived at the home at about 10:30 and ordered the man to surrender. The man immediately opened fire, shooting Constable Booth in the head. The other posse members returned fire but did not strike the man.

The suspect was apprehended in Colorado Springs in May of 1897.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

warrant service, burglary

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