Town Marshal Clarence Calhoun Gist

Town Marshal Clarence Calhoun Gist

Carlisle Marshal's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1907

Clarence Calhoun Gist

Town Marshal Clarence Gist was shot and killed by a prisoner in the town lock-up.

Earlier Marshal Gist had arrested the suspect for disturbing a ball game. When he entered the lock-up later that night the suspect opened fire with a revolver killing the marshal. The suspect escaped but was captured a few hours later. It was supposed that some of the suspect's friends slipped a pistol to him while he was in the lock-up.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Never forgotten brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

May 26, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.