Type of Officer: City Marshal
Jurisdiction: Dodge City
County: Ford
Death Date: 4/9/1878
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
City Marshal Masterson (older brother of Bat Masterson) disarmed Jack Wagner, who was drunk and in violation of Dodge City’s ordinance against carrying guns in town. Wagner gave Masterson his pistol, but as the marshal stepped into the street to leave, Wagner drew another pistol and shot Masterson. Masterson managed to shoot Wagner, who later died from his wounds.