Lawman killed in 1912 honored in Lancaster

Marshal memorial

Credit: WFAA

A marker honoring Marshal Peter Solomon was unveiled Saturday at the corner of Old Red Oak Road and Highway 342 in Lancaster. Solomon was struck and killed by a streetcar in November, 1912.

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Posted on January 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 26 at 10:09 PM

LANCASTER — A lawman who died 100 years ago was remembered in Lancaster on Saturday.

City Marshal Peter Solomon was accidentally killed in the line of duty on November 2, 1912 after being hit by an interurban train while answering a disturbance call.

Solomon and an associate had just arrested a disorderly person on a southbound train and was in attempting to flag down a northbound train when he was struck and killed. He was 56 years old.

The city dedicated a historic marker honoring Marshal Solomon on Saturday.

"I appreciate all the hard work and effort, and I'm sure money that went into doing something like this... for someone strictly out of respect," said Paula Bohanan, Solomon's great granddaughter.

The historic marker was placed where the now-defunct trolley once ran.

The marker is located at the corner of Old Red Oak Road and Highway 342.

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