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Murder by the decades…Gallatin 1977, sheriff shot by youth

From the Gallatin North Missourian Sept. 14, 1977 and Dec. 13, 1978

Daviess County Sheriff Leland Houghton lost his life early Sunday morning when he was shot to death by a 16-year-old youth he had tried to help. The sheriff had driven the boy to his home in his patrol car after the young man had driven his own vehicle into a ditch.

Sheriff Houghton was dead on arrival at

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