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Town Marshal John James Speed | Union Police Department, Mississippi Union Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal

John James Speed

Union Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, December 25, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Town Marshal John Speed was accidentally shot and killed while he and a posse were searching for a suspect.

Marshal Speed had served with the Union Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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RIP, Marshal! You are a hero and still remembered after all this time!

Fmr. Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana
December 25, 2013

 

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