Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Washington County
Death Date: 5/15/1899
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Sheriff Coleman was attempting to serve a warrant on William Hoxie and Robert Algeo, suspects in several burglaries and robberies. Coleman, accompanied by Ira Matthews, went to Algeo’s farm and arrested him. Algeo informed them that Hoxie was sleeping in the barn. As he was being apprehended, Hoxie struggled with the sheriff and was shot. As the fighting continued,Hoxie managed to take the sheriff’s revolver and shoot him.