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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Another year has come and gone. Miss and love you today more than ever. I so wish you were here to talk with. There are days I just need my Dad.

Nina D Kistner
Daughter of Fallen Officer

February 10, 2023

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