Night Marshal William Martin Landers

Night Marshal William Martin Landers

Fayette Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 1, 1957

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William Martin Landers

Marshal Landers was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol on Highways 5 and Highway 240 at 2330 hours near the northern border of Fayette. Another vehicle crossed the center line and struck Marshal Landers' vehicle head-on. The other driver was injured and charged with manslaughter.
Marshal Landers had retired the previous April after 34 years with the department and was filling in for the regular marshal.


  • Age 75
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 1, 2020

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