Marshal Peter Larson succumbed to a gunshot wound. He was shot the previous night while trying to quell a disturbance.
The incident occurred when he and several citizens confronted a group of people who had come to town from Boone County to break up a dance.
The Marshal died approximately 24 hours later.
Marshal Larson had served with the Dayton Police Department for 7 years.
Dayton Police Department
End of Watch: Jan. 3, 1894