Town Marshal John James Speed

Town Marshal John James Speed

Union Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1937

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 (Accidental)
  • 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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