Type of Officer: City Marshal
Death Date: 4/6/1898
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On the night of April 6, City Marshal Batterson was assisting the county sheriff as the county jailor, as he often did. While Batterson was sleeping, three men escaped from their cell and attacked the marshal, beating him to death. Two of the men were captured soon after and the third not until 1902.