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Historical Marker Honors 1912 Fallen City Marshal

Posted by on January 11, 2013

Peter M. Solomon

On Saturday, November 2, 1912 at 7:30 pm, Lancaster City Marshal Peter M. Solomon was accidentally killed in the line of duty. The Marshal was struck while attempting to flag down a train at the Valley View station of the Interurban Railway which ran through Lancaster along Dallas Ave.

The marker, located at 100 Old Red Oak Road, Lancaster, was dedicated on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 11:00 am.  Lancaster Historical Society partnered with the City of Lancaster to honor this fallen hero. map

Read newspaper articles covering the event and correspondence from a descendant offering more details about Marshall Solomon.

Click here for the Dallas Morning News article concerning research being done to find fallen officers: Sleuthing for forgotten heroes

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