Deputy City Marshal Columbus C. Fitzgerald

Deputy City Marshal Columbus C. Fitzgerald

Fort Worth Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1877

Columbus C. Fitzgerald

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 25, 1877
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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.


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August 26, 2016

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