Town Marshal Charles F. Lehman

Town Marshal Charles F. Lehman

Anaheim Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 23, 1872

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Charles F. Lehman

Town Marshal Charles Lehman was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between an off-duty deputy constable and a civilian over a card game at the Anaheim Brewery at about 6 p.m.

As Marshal Lehman was arriving, a gunfight began between the deputy constable and the civilian broke out. Marshal Lehman was struck in the crossfire. He died two days later from his wounds.

Forensics determined the off-duty constable fired the fatal shot. He was tried and acquitted.

Town Marshal Lehman had served with the Anaheim Police Department for less than a year and died two months after being elected town marshal. (He had recently won the election against the off-duty constable that was acquitted of shooting him.)

Town Marshal Lehman was survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 21, 1872
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Acquitted

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