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Lucas County Sheriff's Office Patch

SHERIFF GAYLORD LYMAN

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Sheriff Lyman was shot and killed Sunday, July 10, 1870, by a suspected horse thief who had been brought to him by a group of citizens. The suspect was lynched by the mob after he murdered the sheriff.

Sheriff Lyman was 42 years old. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)