Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Sumner County
County: Sumner
Death Date: 10/18/1884
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Deputy Sheriff “Cash” Hollister, a former deputy U.S. Marshal, and George Davis, a member of a posse, attempted to arrest Bob Cross for abducting the daughter of a well-to-do farmer, Joshua Hannum. Cross was hiding in his home and Hollister had tried to talk him into surrendering. When the deputy threatened to set the house on fire, Cross fired through the door, killing Hollister.