Joseph Kaschmitter

Town Marshal

was shot and mortally wounded as he was walking near the depot at approximately 2:00 am.

Marshal Kaschmitter encountered two men who covered him with their revolvers and ordered him to throw up his hands. He obeyed and at the same time said, “I am the town marshal.” At this both men opened fire, the bullets entering his chest and stomach. As the suspects fled, Marshal Kaschmitter drew his revolver and fired several times.

Citizens attracted to the scene carried Marshal Kaschmitter to the home of a local doctor where he died two days later. A posse failed to locate the suspects.

Alton Marshall's Office

End of Watch: Mar. 27, 1911

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