Town Marshal Silas W. Campbell

Town Marshal Silas W. Campbell

Bartow Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 15, 1886

Silas W. Campbell

Marshal Campbell was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two drunk brothers who were creating a disturbance. The two men were arrested by other officers but were removed from the jail by an angry mob and lynched.

Marshal Campbell had served as town marshal for one year and was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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RIP, you will never be forgotten Marshal Campbell, and may your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 19, 2018

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