Marshal Patrick H. Gunning

Marshal Patrick H. Gunning

Kirkwood Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 1898

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Patrick H. Gunning

Marshal Patrick Gunning was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight between two subjects in a barbershop on the 100 block of Main Street (modern-day Argonne Avenue).

Four men were taken into custody. One was charged with murder. He was convicted of fourth-degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison.

Marshal Gunning had been appointed to the position only five days earlier.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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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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