City Marshal Robert H. Clift

City Marshal Robert H. Clift

Chetopa Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1878

Robert H. Clift

City Marshal Clift, who also served as a United States Marshal, was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner back to Chetopa. As the suspect attempted to flee to Missouri he was stopped by Marshal Clift. The man said he would return to Chetopa but instead pulled a revolver and shot Marshal Clift. The suspect was captured and as he was being brought back for trial a mob of angry citizens took him off of a train and lynched him from a bridge.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You, your Family, Community and the Chepota, Kansas Police Dept.

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August 25, 2015

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