Deputy Sheriff Wiley M. Mashburn

Deputy Sheriff Wiley M. Mashburn

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 1932

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Wiley M. Mashburn

Deputy Sheriff Wiley Mashburn was shot and killed as he attempted to enter the farmhouse of two suspects.

Two brothers considered local petty burglars killed a total of seven Law Enforcement Officers. After they killed Town Marshal Mark Noe on June 2, 1929, a massive manhunt began for the suspects. The two suspects were located at the family farmhouse on January 2, 1932. They had come to town to visit their mother for the Christmas holiday. A raiding party of eleven officers was formed to arrest the two brothers. As the officers surrounded the farmhouse gunfire erupted and in the end six officers lay dead.

The suspects escaped, and fled to Texas. They were located there by Houston Police and as police moved in the two suspects committed suicide.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

Raid, fugitive

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The story of Wiley Mashburn has been passed down in my family for years. I now live within a few miles of this massacre and share its significance with my own daughter so that our family never forgets it’s fallen hero.

Marca Mashburn Hayter

October 8, 2022

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