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Constable Francis Marion Shepard

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1882

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Reflections for Constable Francis Marion Shepard

Francis Marion Shepard is buried in the Lima Cemetery in Fayette county, Iowa.

Mary Bagby
relative

September 15, 2015

Constable Francis Marion Shepard was buried in the Lime Cemetery in Fayette county Iowa. He served in the Civil War and died on Sept. 7, 1882 in the line of duty. He was shot. The correct spelling of his last name is SHEPARD

Mary Bagby

October 20, 2014

I remember hearing the story about Officer Shepard from my grandfather who was his nephew. The correct spelling of the name is SHEPARD. Is there someone who can correct this, please?

Mary Bagby

October 20, 2014

Does anyone know where Constable Shepherd was buried?

Deputy Hostetler
Fayette County Deputy

July 11, 2014

Rest in Peace, Constable Shepherd. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 131rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

I need to add, that the spelling of his last name was varied and incorrect in most of the accounts of the day.

Doug Shepard
relative

May 10, 2012

He was my grandfather's uncle. I believe he was the second peace officer killed in the line of duty in Iowa. My father and his brother were present when the plaque honoring all peace offices slain in Iowa at the Iowa Historical Museum was dedicated. They were invited their by Gov. Branstad's office. This was several years ago.

Doug Shepard

May 9, 2012

Does anyone know about the family of this great man. In my family history we were told of a family member named Shepard who was gunned down in Iowa, but we know very little about him. Could his son have been William or Will. It would be a neat thing to know his family lives on.

COL
US Army

August 9, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 127th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 7, 2007

MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO NEVER IS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 7, 2004

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