Marcus Flohr, Police Chief, 30 Aug 1921, San Francisco Chronicle, San Fran, CA

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Marcus Flohr, Police Chief, 30 Aug 1921, San Francisco Chronicle, San Fran, CA - CM BANDIT KILLED IK FIGHT JIT PETMJII CSCapeS...
CM BANDIT KILLED IK FIGHT JIT PETMJII CSCapeS ThrOUgh UnQUaraeO Cornered After an All - Nighi Hunt He Shoots Officer Three Times HIDES IN llOX FACTORY Entrance and Asleep When Police Find Him Trial IX - a - lfl to Tim Chranlcll PHTALUMA Auauat A motored motored cl hanrilt cornered aftar an all - night hunt waa lt here today In a draixiral jrun tmttlo In which Police Police Chief Marcux Flohr waa wounded wounded three timen Floht waa aaved from Probable death whn Special Officer Brneat Roharta Int a bujlet through the bandlta head aa he waa about to pull thf trlgrer of a revolver he had leveled at Klohr In the dead mna pocket waa found a motorcycle leene laaued to Roacoe Johnaon Ill SeabrlgM aenue Santa Crui and effldals there were re - qveated lo Investigate The bandit Is believed to have rome to Petaluma on a motorcycle and search Is being made for the machine which h la 1elleved to li - e hidden noarbv BllKalaVniKS llEronTED Several attempted burglaries were Teported In PMaluma during Ihe een - tng and later the bandit waa disco-red disco-red Irving to break Inlo r M Bawklns grocery at Third and G Streets Hawklna chased him but turned back when ihe bandit began to Are at him with a revolver Haw kma telephoned the police and Chief Flohr orsanlied a hunting party He succeeded In ornerlng the bandit In a box fjclory near the Han kins store Flohr and hl men rushed he fae torj but the bandit escaped through an unguarded exit and his trail waa lost Klohr kept up the hunt through the night and thla morning and sud dmly came upon the bandit on Maj a rtlll hack of Dave Wall a ranch The bandit apparently was saleep and had ffcnat thrown oer his head Hi a no police approach Flohr tried lo approach without awakening the man but a rattle ot stones underfoot gave the alarm and the bandit who had kept his weapon read I began shooting without an Instant Instant I warning riollr rushed forward and waa struck by two bulleta aa he advanced one In Ihe groin and another In the leg He swung the stock of hla rifle at the bandits head and the man aeixed the gun with one hand and with the other aimed hla revolver carefnllv at Flohr Roberta fired The bullet accidentally accidentally at tuck fohr in the leg and glancing off struck the bandit In the throat Roberts then put a bullet through the man s head Flohr was taken to a hospital where he remarked I am all shot up but am going to get well Physicians agreed with him Sheriff John Po es discovered the motorcycle permit and asked Sheriff Trafton of lianta Crua to check up a

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle30 Aug 1921, TuePage 7

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)30 Aug 1921, TuePage 7
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  • Marcus Flohr, Police Chief, 30 Aug 1921, San Francisco Chronicle, San Fran, CA

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