Murder of Marshal George Flatt
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 01.972 W 097° 36.411
14S E 623907 N 4099425
After a great job as Marshal, his replacements decided to get him gone. Sounds almost like the Mafia handled things in the 30s.
Waymark Code: WM971G
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/07/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 7

Marker Erected by: The Caldwell Historical Society
Marker Sponsors: Erected 1993 by Donations from Vernon and Alleyne Elliott,
      Elliott - Schaeffer Mortuary
County of Marker: Sumner County
Date Marker Erected: 1993
Location of Marker: 12 N. Main St., Caldwell
Marker Text:
George Flatt (1853-1880), Caldwell's first city marshal, and a fearless gunfighter, was gunned down here the night of June 19, 1880, 2 months after leaving the police force. Flatt had argued with two police officers earlier in the evening and died in a hail of gunfire walking home. The mayor, new marshal, and the entire police force were arrested by the county sheriff. Only the marshal, William Horseman, faced a trial, and he was acquitted one year later.

Marker Name: Murder of Marshal George Flatt

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Marker Location: Sumner

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1993

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