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City Marshal Eugene Cargell | Cairo Police Department, Georgia Cairo Police Department, Georgia

City Marshal

Eugene Cargell

Cairo Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 27, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Marshal Eugene Cargell was shot and killed as he led a posse in pursuit of a murder suspect.

Marshal Cargell and his posse had trapped the murderer of Grady County Sheriff D.W. (Doc) Tyus at his uncle's home near Tallahassee, Florida. As they stormed the home he was shot and killed by the suspect's uncle. The suspect surrendered to Florida authorities a few hours later. Sheriff Tyus' killer escaped and was never apprehended.

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Sheriff D. W. "Doc" Tyus
Grady County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 21, 1907
Cause: Gunfire

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Marshal Cargell,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cairo.


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August 27, 2015


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