Town Marshal George I. "Senie" Worthen

Town Marshal George I. "Senie" Worthen

Union Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, June 11, 1944

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George I. "Senie" Worthen

Marshal Worthen was shot by a man who had just robbed the night marshal and was attempting to get away.

Marshal Worthen was shot about 5 am at the G. M. & O. Station while arresting the suspect. He managed to return fire and seriously wounded the suspect. The marshal died in the waiting room of the station before medical aid arrived.

The 24-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and executed by electrocution on May 9, 1946.

Marshal Worthen had lived in Union for 23 years and had served as a town officer for twenty years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, one granddaughter, four brothers, and one sister. He was interred in the Union Cemetery.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1946

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Marshal Worthen,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Union. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 11, 2019

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