Type of Officer: City Marshal
Jurisdiction: City of Jewell
County: Jewell
Death Date: 3/14/1885
Added to Memorial: 2019
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On March 14, 1885 the Rice County Kansas sheriff and a deputy traveled to Jewell County in search of a horse thief. The sheriff and his deputy summoned the assistance of Jewell City Marshal Frank Harrington and two Jewell County deputies to go to the farm house where the suspect was known to reside, several miles south and west of Jewell. Upon arriving at the farmstead, the suspect ran from the opposite side of the house, shooting as he retreated. City Marshal Harrington, pulling his horse-drawn wagon up to the farm house, was struck by the horse thief’s gunfire. A deputy with Marshal Harrington exchanged gunfire, killing the horse thief. Marshal Harrington was transported back to the city of Jewell where he was pronounced deceased. Marshal Harrington was 38 years old at the time of his death.