Deputy Sheriff Wiley Mashburn was shot and killed as he attempted to enter the farmhouse of two suspects.
Two brothers considered local petty burglars killed a total of seven Law Enforcement Officers. After they killed Town Marshal Mark Noe on June 2, 1929, a massive manhunt began for the suspects. The two suspects were located at the family farmhouse on January 2, 1932. They had come to town to visit their mother for the Christmas holiday. A raiding party of eleven officers was formed to arrest the two brothers. As the officers surrounded the farmhouse gunfire erupted and in the end six officers lay dead.
The suspects escaped, and fled to Texas. They were located there by Houston Police and as police moved in the two committed suicide.
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