Deputy Sheriff Edward Funk

Deputy Sheriff Edward Funk

Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1889

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Edward Funk

Deputy Edward Funk and Sheriff Galby Bronson were shot and killed by three brothers who supported a different political party as the sheriff. The two officers were ambushed at a picnic. All three were arrested and charged with murder.

Two of the brothers were tried and acquitted on September 6, 1890. The charges were then dismissed against the other brother. He is buried in the Bronson Family Cemetery, Bronson, Taney County, Missouri.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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And it’s that time of year again when we say thank you for your service and sacrifice and that we’ll never forget. Rest in peace always.

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

July 4, 2021

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