City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles

City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles

Jasper Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1924

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Henry Franklin Knowles

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.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 31, 1924
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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.


United States Border Patrol

September 2, 2016

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