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John H. Dillingham

 
 
John H. Dillingham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 11, 2011
1. John H. Dillingham Marker
Inscription.  
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
 
Erected by Platte County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 39° 16.906′ N, 94° 49.887′ W. Marker is in Farley, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Main Street, Farley MO 64028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Read Anthony (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kansas); The V.A. Medical Center Chapel (approx. 3˝ miles away in Kansas); Patrick C. Hawkins (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); Jeremy A. Katzenberger (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); Jeremy Lee Drexler (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); Ricky M. Rodgers (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); William J. Mulvihill (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas).
 
Also see . . .
1. Platte County Historical & Genealogical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Platte County Sheriff's Office History. Website entry (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
John H. Dillingham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 11, 2011
2. John H. Dillingham Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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