As Captain Masterson stepped out of a vehicle he slipped and struck his head on the concrete. He succumbed to his injuries the next day.
Captain Masterson had served with the Marion City Police Department for 20 years.
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As Patrolman Hostetter ordered one of the men out of a railroad car the second suspect opened fire on him, mortally wounding him. Patrolman Hostetter succumbed to his wounds the following day.
Both suspects fled the scene. A man was arrested and charged with his murder but was acquitted at trial. The case remains unsolved.
Patrolman Hostetter had served with the Marion City Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.
Read more at the Officer Down Memorial Page.