City Marshal of Lexington, Kentucky dies in the performance of his duty

In Lexington, Kentucky, William Barker committed a breach of the peace and City Marshal Joseph Beard, attempted to arrest him. Barker stabbed and killed Beard. When the news of the killing spreads, a mob took Barker from the city jail and hanged him. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
Relevance
Personal
How to Cite This Page: "City Marshal of Lexington, Kentucky dies in the performance of his duty," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/20051.