Town Marshal
Arnott Berthier 'Bert' Cowgill
Wolcott Police Department
Wednesday, August 6, 1924

Age: 56
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Panel 60W, Line 22
Panel L12, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, August 6, 1924
09:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
100 block of West Market Street, Wolcott
Incident County:
White
Incident Township:
Princeton
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Disposition:
Died in prison
Burial Place:
Remington Cemetery, Remington

   Town Marshal Arnott Cowgill was shot and killed while struggling with an intoxicated man.

   He had gone into the State Bank of Wolcott when the subject entered the bank. He waited outside for the man to finish his transaction before advising him to go home.

   Marshal Cowgill was struck by the suspect in the face with his fist before he pulled out an automatic revolver and shot him six times. He was carried to a local doctor's office where he died a few minutes later.

   The suspect was taken into custody by the night marshal shortly thereafter. He later was sentenced to life in prison where he died in 1946.

   Town Marshal Cowgill was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons and mother.


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