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City Marshal Sam M. Watson | Okolona Police Department, Mississippi Okolona Police Department, Mississippi

City Marshal

Sam M. Watson

Okolona Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, February 22, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Sam Watson was shot and killed as he entered the rear door of the police station after being called back to the station by dispatch.

The Justice of the Peace was arrested and charged with his murder.
Marshal Watson had been employed with the Okolona Police Department for 27 years and is survived by his wife and three children.

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As your oldest granddaughter, I was also the luckiest...I got to know you longer. I will never forget and will always remember....."Now you know that's not the way to be." Words from a grandfather never to be forgotten. I miss you. And will always love you.
Sleep well, Sam....you never wanted to be called anything else....someday we will see each other again...and we can catch up then.
Love you.

Cheryl Rappe Stone Megginson
August 20, 2017


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