Town Marshal
Charles T. Connaughton
Montgomery Town Marshal's Office
Thursday, May 15, 1930

Age: 67
Served: 1 month, 3 weeks
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, May 15, 1930
10:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2nd Street near Church Street, Montgomery
Incident County:
Daviess
Incident Township:
Barr
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 3 months
Burial Place:
Saint Peters Cemetery, Montgomery

   Town Marshal Charles Connaughton suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man.

   The subject had been causing a disturbance at a dance in town and was placed under arrest. As Marshal Connaughton was riding on the running board of the subject's automobile, he collapsed and fell to the pavement near St. Peter's Church.

   The 28-year-old man was charged with intoxication and driving while intoxicated. He later pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to three months in jail and accessed a fine of $110.

   Town Marshal Connaughton was survived by his wife, daughter and five sons.

The responsibilities of the Montgomery Town Marshal's Office are now under the jurisdiction of the Daviess County Sheriff's Department.

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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Daviess County Sheriff's Department.

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