City Marshal Joseph R. Hastings

City Marshal Joseph R. Hastings

Beebe Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1899

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Joseph R. Hastings

Marshal Hastings was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man who was drunk and disorderly. He died four days after being stabbed.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 10 years. He was denied a pardon by Governor Daniel W. Jones on December 21, 1900.

Marshal Hastings was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 50
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 3, 1899
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 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)

September 7, 2020

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