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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Marshal Lewelling,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Arroyo Grande. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish t extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 29, 2024

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