Type of Officer: City Marshal
County: Elk County
Death Date: 2/28/1933
Added to Memorial: 2003
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Longton City Marshal Albert H. Erdman was shot and killed by an unknown assailant shortly after midnight on February 28, 1933. City Marshal Erdman apparently was on patrol walking north on Kansas Avenue, Longton’s main business street, when he was fired upon by an individual lying in wait in an open area between two buildings. Erdman was armed but did not fire a shot. Investigators could discover no motive for the killing. City Marshal Erdman was sixty-two years old at the time of his death and left two sons.