Law Officers Remembered

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Tuesday, January 02 2007 Jan 2, 2007 Tuesday, January 02, 2007 6:58:32 PM CST January 02, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD - Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of the Young Brothers Massacre near here. Six law officers died in an ambush at a farmhouse when 10 lawmen tried to arrest Harry and Jennings Young. It was the nation's worst massacre of law officers until the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Young brothers escaped to Texas and died three days later when they reportedly committed suicide. A Jan. 2 memorial service at Missouri State University honored the dead officers.

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