Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Town Marshal Grant McCory was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack while making his night rounds in the southwest corner of the public square.
A few minutes after midnight, Marshal McCory was in front of the Independent Order of Red Mens' building when a subject shot him in the back of the head, killing him instantly.
The 35-year-old man surrendered a short time later to the sheriff claiming self-defense.
The offender was twice indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder, but he was acquitted after a second trial by a jury in a change of venue to Lawrence County on November 20, 1915.
Town Marshal McCory was survived by his wife, two daughters, granddaughter, four sisters and two brothers.