John H. Dillingham

John H. Dillingham (HMRG5)

Location: Farley, MO 64028 Platte County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.906', W 94° 49.887'

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This marker is dedicated to the memory of

John H. Dillingham

Sheriff of Platte County, Missouri
from 1896 to 1900

First law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Platte County


Killed on this spot on August 20, 1900, by Dr. Sterling Price Harrington when Sheriff Dillingham attempted to arrest him for the murders of James Wallace and Mary Wallace, both of whom were killed by Dr. Harrington earlier on August 20, 1900.

Deputy Sheriff Henry Dillingham, Sheriff Dillingham's son, returned Dr. Harrington's gunfire and killed Dr. Harrington, also on this spot.

Dedicated by the Dillingham and Farley Families, descendents of John H. Dillingham and the Wallaces
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HM NumberHMRG5
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Placed ByPlatte County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 342037 N 4349644
Decimal Degrees39.28176667, -94.83145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.906', W 94° 49.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 54.36" N, 94° 49' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Main St, Farley MO 64028, US
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Apr 26, 2015 at 4:25pm PDT by cmyrick

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