Sheriff Marcell C. Hendrix

Photo of Sheriff Marcell C. Hendrix
End of Watch: Sat, Jan 2nd, 1932
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known

Incident

Sheriff Hendrix 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 suspects committed suicide.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Greene County Sheriff's Office Patch
1010 N Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 868-4040

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