Town Marshal
Clarence M. Kistner
Shelburn Police Department
Saturday, February 10, 1979

Age: 43
Served:
Badge #:
Panel 3W, Line 10
Panel L24, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, February 10, 1979
11:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
11514 U.S. 41, Farmersburg
Incident County:
Sullivan
Incident Township:
Curry
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 20 years
Burial Place:
Little Flock Cemetery, Shelburn

   Town Marshal Clarence Kistner was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a man suspected of drunken driving outside of a tavern in Farmersburg.

   While assisting other officers, the 37-year-old suspect was able to gain control of Marshal Kistner's gun and shot him.

   The suspect was then taken into custody by a deputy who was also struggling with the man. He was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Military Service


United States Navy
Korean War • Vietnam War



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