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Town Marshal George I. Union Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal

George I. "Senie" Worthen

Union Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, June 11, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1946

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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.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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