Gaylord Lyman


Sheriff Gaylord Lyman was shot and killed by a suspected horse thief who had been brought to him by a group of citizens.

The suspect was lynched by the mob after he murdered the sheriff.

Sheriff Lyman was survived by his wife and five children. He is buried in Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa.

Lucas County Sheriff's Department

End of Watch: Jul. 6, 1870

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