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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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Officer Watson your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The city of Okolona 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, Troop D
February 23, 2016


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