City Marshal Homer Edgell Fry

City Marshal Homer Edgell Fry

Mansfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, May 11, 1971

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Homer Edgell Fry

Marshal Fry was shot and killed at 0140 hours while checking on a suspicious pickup truck that was parked in an alley behind a grocery store and shoe store. He was shot in the chest and wrist during a shootout with the suspects. He was able to return to his patrol car and call for assistance. He taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where he succumbed to his wounds three hours later.

The suspect was never tried for Marshal Fry's murder.

Marshal Fry had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, parents, sister and grandmother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never tried

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I remember Edgell as a soft-spoken gentleman with a big smile.

Kenny Williams, Comm Vehicle Officer
Missouri State Highway Patrol

May 16, 2016

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