Sheriff Orville L. Litchfield

Sheriff Orville L. Litchfield

Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1925

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Orville L. Litchfield

Sheriff Orville Litchfield and Night Chief John Leonard, of the Toluca Police Department, were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest a man for beating his wife. The suspect escaped after the murders and was the focus of a large manhunt. He was arrested by Evanston, Illinois, detectives in July 1926.

The 60 year-old suspect was convicted of murder and died in prison on May 11, 1933.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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