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Deputy Marshal Forrest E. Sparrow | New Athens Police Department, Ohio New Athens Police Department, Ohio

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Forrest E. Sparrow

New Athens Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, May 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Marshal Forrest Sparrow was shot and killed and Marshal John Dean was shot and mortally wounded as they attempted to search a home for illegal liquor. The home owner opened fire with a shotgun as the officers forced their way into his home after he refused to open the door.

The suspect said he thought the officers were robbers. He was convicted of two counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in the Ohio Penitentiary.

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Marshal John Albert Dean
New Athens Police Department, Ohio
End of Watch: Thursday, May 15, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 10, 2015

 

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