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 while checking on a suspicious pickup truck that was parked in an alley behind a grocery store and shoe store at 1:40 am.

During a shootout with the suspects, he was shot in the chest and wrist. He was able to return to his patrol car and call for assistance. He was 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 Mansfield Police Department for ten 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

suspicious vehicle

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I remember him well everybody loved him he was very tall at the butter day carnival I threw a water balloon at somebody and accidentally hit him I thought I was in a lot of trouble but he was very sweet about it and said it was okay I was sad when he was shot and I can't believe they never found who shot him.

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