City Marshal Elmo Frie

City Marshal Elmo Frie

Charleston Department of Public Safety, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 11, 1899

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Elmo Frie

Marshal Elmo Frie was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight between two gamblers. It is unknown why Marshal Frie was in the area, but his attention was caught by the sound of gunfire. He happened upon a fight that had spilled out from a saloon and when he demaned to know about the commotion he was struck two times in the leg and bled to death.

The suspect was apprehended and executed in April of 1900.

Marshal Frie was survived by his parents, wife, and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 11, 2020

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