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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace, Elmo.

To Larry Frie, thanks for posting your reflection. Your family seems to have a long tradition of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya


October 17, 2009

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