About the Police Dept.
1883, the beginning of a new era......
The city’s police department began with the city’s incorporation in 1883. One of the main reasons for creating the city of Marshfield Police stemmed from the need to impose order on the rough frontier town. Two men elected by the common council served as city Marshal and Policeman to maintain peace and quiet on a full-time basis; the first Marshal, Anton Lueckenbach sometimes took his job a bit too seriously and had to be restrained in his enthusiastic efforts by Policeman Dan Sheehan. In that first year of the city’s existence, it seems that Lueckenbach waded into a bar fight that had started at Dorn’s saloon......(To read more about our history please click here.
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