Town Marshal Mark Seworth Noe

Town Marshal Mark Seworth Noe

Republic Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, June 2, 1929

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Mark Seworth Noe

Town Marshal Noe was one of seven officers killed by two suspects. Marshal Noe attempted to stop the two suspects from driving while intoxicated. When Marshal Noe informed the men they would have to go to jail to "sleep it off" one suspect shot him. He was pulled into the suspect’s car where he was shot several more times.

Marshal Noe's body was discovered the next morning in a roadside ditch, several miles outside of town.

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 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

drunk driver, traffic stop

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May you rest in peace, Marshal Mark Noe. The men and women of the Republic Police Department honor your sacrifice for the citizens of this great community. We will be working in 2016 to honor you and your family in a special way so the Republic Community will remember you every day.

Police Chief Michael Lawton
Republic, MO

October 1, 2015

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