Deputy Marshal William W. Lively

Deputy Marshal William W. Lively

Hamden Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1899

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William W. Lively

Deputy Marshal William Lively was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a house of ill repute.

Two convicts who had been released from the Ohio State Penitentiary three weeks earlier were patronizing the establishment. They forced the madam out of the house while causing a disturbance. The woman saw Deputy Lively and called out to him. As he entered the darkened house to confront the men they opened fire with pistols, fatally wounding him.

The men fled the area after shooting Deputy Lively.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Marshal Lively,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hamden.


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October 1, 2023

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