Town Marshal John James Speed

Town Marshal John James Speed

Union Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1937

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John James Speed

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.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 25, 2017

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