Anaheim police discover town marshal who died in line of duty in 1880s

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Anaheim Town Marshal Rudolph Bohn was brutally beaten and died from his injuries after serving just a year as the city’s chief elected officer in 1884. He’s the second Anaheim officer to die in the line of duty, and was Anaheim’s ninth chief. But until recently no one alive today knew Bohn held that role. City officials were gathering numbers for Chief of Police Jorge Cisneros’ swearing-in ceremony when Anaheim Heritage Services Manager Jane Newell noticed a discrepancy in the collection of elected town marshals and appointed chiefs. “I was following the list along and checking people off and went,…


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