Marshal Arnold Borson succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to arrest two men who were robbing a service garage.

The marshal had been notified of the burglary by the garage’s proprietor. When they arrived at the scene, accompanied by Marshal Borson’s brother-in-law, they observed two men inside the garage.

When Marshal Borson shouted at the burglars one of them jumped through a window, and was fired upon by the store’s owner. The second man was subdued and held at gunpoint. A moment later the man drew a small pistol and shot Marshal Borson in the neck before fleeing on foot. Marshal Borson succumbed to his wound four days later.

Neither suspect was ever apprehended.