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City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles | Jasper Police Department, Florida Jasper Police Department, Florida

City Marshal

Henry Franklin Knowles

Jasper Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 2, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/31/1924

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Henry Knowles was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was brandishing a shotgun and making threats. Marshal Knowles formed a posse and went to the man's home to arrest him.

When the marshal called out for the man to surrender, the man opened fire, mortally wounding Marshal Knowles in the head.

The suspect was then shot and killed in a shootout with the posse.

Marshal Knowles succumbed to his wound two days later. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida.

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Marshal Knowles,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jasper.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 2, 2016

 

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