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 George W. Flatt

George W. Flatt

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Death 19 Jun 1880 (aged 26–27)
Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Burial Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 8370966 · View Source
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Frontier peace officer. He was the first city marshal of Caldwell and was murdered on Main Street by a shotgun blast fired from ambush. His murderer was never identified, although his successor was tried and acquitted. He is buried in an unmarked grave next to the grave of his son, Georgie Flatt, who died April 2, 1883. Georgie's grave is marked. Marshal Flatt is memorialized at Panel 61, W18 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. However, his name is misspelled as "Flapp." Interestingly, the memorial is for officers who fell in the line of duty, but a historical marker in Caldwell about Flatt's murder says that he was killed two months after leaving the police force.


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  • Created by: George Bacon
  • Added: 9 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8370966
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Flatt (1853–19 Jun 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8370966, citing Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by George Bacon (contributor 46523227) .