Night Watchman Elisha Lenore Hagler

Night Watchman Elisha Lenore Hagler

Monett Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 21, 1931

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Elisha Lenore Hagler

Night Watchman Elisha Hagler succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on September 21st, 1931, when he interrupted three men rolling a stolen car out of a commercial garage at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue.

When he asked the men what they were doing one man raised his hands and a second man shot him, severely wounding him. He was taken to a hospital where he passed away on October 21st, 1931.

The suspects were later identified by an officer from a neighboring agency. Two of the suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Watchman Hagler was survived by his wife, three children, a sister, and four brothers.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, September 21, 1931
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

burglary, stolen vehicle

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The great nephew of Officer Hagler, Jack Davis of Monett Mo., has possession of Officer Hagler's badge. I have examined it and found no number on it or name, but there is every reason to believe the badge is authentic. I have photographed it and would gladly submit the photo for your archive. I am the local newspaper editor who has written about the Hagler case on several occasions.

Murray Bishoff
The Monett Times

April 6, 2016

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