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Assassination At Kokomo Junction

The Gillooly/Lannon Affray

Episode 443 tells the story of the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in Kokomo, Indiana. But was the violent action against him provoked, or spurred on by a notorious local gang? The question divided the growing Indiana town.

Culled from the historic pages of the Kokomo Saturday Tribune, the 1882 History of Howard County, and Jackson Morrow’s 1909 History of Howard County.

Residents of the Safe House can take a deeper dive into Kokomo’s criminal past in the case file posted at

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