City Marshal Kinnard Barnes

City Marshal Kinnard Barnes

Hillsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1885

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Kinnard Barnes

City Marshal Kinnard Barnes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had been involved in a fight.

Marshal Barnes had arrested one of the men and then returned to arrest the second. When the subject saw Marshal Barnes he ran into a house and armed himself with a shotgun. As Marshal Barnes approached the man shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

The subject was arrested several days later. He was tried for murder and acquitted.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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