George Flatt (1853-1880), Caldwell's first city
marshal, and a fearless gunfighter, was gunned
down here the night of June 19, 1880, 2 months
after leaving the police force. Flatt had argued
with two police officers earlier in the evening
and died in a hail of gunfire walking home.
The mayor, new marshal, and the entire police
force were arrested by the county sheriff. Only
the marshal, William Horseman, faced a trial,
and he was acquitted one year later.
Erected 1993 by Donations from Vernon and Alleyne Elliott,