Francis Marion Shepard


Constable Francis Shepard was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for theft.

He was shot twice in the chest as he approached the two. The suspects were both apprehended one year later and were lynched by a mob that broke into the jail.

Constable Shepard had previously served in the Civil War and is buried in Lima Cemetery in Fayette County, Iowa.

Fayette County Sheriff's Department

End of Watch: Sep. 7, 1882

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