Type of Officer: Chief of Police
Jurisdiction: Florence
County: Marion
Death Date: 9/17/1929
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While on patrol about 4:30 a.m., Chief Eichenberger came upon two men attempting to pry open a store door. Several shots were fired, including five by the chief. Eichenberger died instantly from two wounds. The burglars were never caught.