Type of Officer: City Marshal
Jurisdiction: Florence
County: Marion
Death Date: 10/9/1949
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Routine Traffic
Marshal Break followed a known drunk, Fred Stanley, home as the suspect appeared to be driving while intoxicated. The marshal pulled into Stanley’s drive, proceeded to his car, and found a pint of whiskey. Stanley then shot Break three times. A neighbor fired at the assailant and the fire was returned. Stanley, when cornered in his house by the sheriff and a posse, killed himself.