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Town Marshal J. T. Walnut Grove Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal

J. T. "Jake" Trest

Walnut Grove Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, June 2, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1987

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Town Marshal Jake Trest was shot and killed with his own service revolver while investigating the burglary and rape of a 69-year-old woman at her home.

The subject attacked Marshal Trest and then fatally shot him in the head twice as he lay on the ground by his patrol car.

Marshal Trest's killer was convicted of murder and subsequently executed in the gas chamber on May 20, 1987.

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Officer Trest your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The town of Walnut Grove and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
June 2, 2016


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