Town Marshal Henry Lewelling

Town Marshal Henry Lewelling

Arroyo Grande Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 29, 1904

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Henry Lewelling

Marshal Lewelling succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night when he was shot in the chest while trying to break up a disturbance at a local saloon.

The suspect was arrested by a deputy following the shooting. The suspect was tried and acquitted on June 11, 1904.

Marshal Lewelling had served four months as the Town Marshall and had been a Deputy Sheriff for four years for the Arroyo Grande Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in Saint Patrick's Cemetery in Arroyo Grande.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, March 28, 1904
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

alcohol violation, disturbance

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Henry was my 2X grand uncle. His sister Ysabel was my 2X great grandmother. The family is proud of Henry and his service and sacrifice. Rest in peace Uncle Henry.

Carrie Zeidman
Grandniece of Henry Lewelling

February 27, 2023

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