Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner

Town Marshal Clarence M. Kistner

Shelburn Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 1979

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

Most Recent Reflection

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I always think of you and the what if's but since Officer Pitts death I have relived the night of your death ever single day at random times. Heaven now has a other Sullivan County officer. I know you both died doing what you loved and are now patroling the streets of heaven. Thank you both for keeping your family and communities safe.

Nina Kistner

May 9, 2018

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