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Deputy City Marshal Columbus C. Fitzgerald | Fort Worth Marshal's Office, Texas Fort Worth Marshal's Office, Texas

Deputy City Marshal

Columbus C. Fitzgerald

Fort Worth Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/25/1877

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Columbus Fitzgerald was shot and killed when he responded to a report of two men fighting. When he attempted to break up the fight he was shot and killed.

The suspect was also shot and killed.

Marshal Fitzgerald had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children. He is buried in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Deputy City Marshal Fitzgerald,
On today, the 139th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ft. Worth.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
August 26, 2016

 

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