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Mar. 09, 1885
Marquette County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Mar. 09, 1885
Deputy John Kohl was shot and killed while dealing with a drunk and disorderly man in a saloon in Negaunee, Michigan. The suspect had been firing his gun inside the saloon and causing a disturbance.
Deputy Kohl was able to disarm the suspect and convinced him to leave. As the man left Deputy Kohl returned his firearm and began to walk away. The suspect then shot Deputy Kohl in the back of the head. The man was arrested a short time later.
The suspect was convicted of Deputy Kohl's murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 5, 1885.
Deputy Kohl had previously served with the United States Army during the Civil War.