Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner

Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner

Shelburn Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 1979

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Clarence M. Kistner

Marshal Clarence Kistner was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a suspect outside of a tavern in nearby Farmersburg. The suspect was able to gain control of Marshal Kistner's gun and shot him. The suspect was then taken into custody by a deputy who was also struggling with the man. The man was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Life should have been so different. I wish you could have known your children and grand children and now your great grandchildren. And now you have great great children. It has taken me a lot of years and not a day goes by I don't think of you. I seek solice knowing that you died doing a job you love. I seek love finding out many things I never knew and yes finding my sister you never knew about. You would have loved her. Another year gone but always in my heart.

Nina Kistner
Daughter of a Fallen Officer

February 23, 2021

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