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Town Marshal Josiah M. Hall | Waldo Police Department, Florida Waldo Police Department, Florida

Town Marshal

Josiah M. Hall

Waldo Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, September 19, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Town Marshal Josiah Hall was shot and killed as he and a sheriff's deputy conducted a gambling raid.

The subject fled the area and wasn't apprehended until three years later.

Marshal Hall had served with the Waldo Police Department for only one month.

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I have been Chief for 6 years now for the City of Waldo Florida. I have always assumed Marshal Hall had been added. Thanks to someone with the Gainesville Florida PD. I received the info. After checking, it was to my surprise that he had never been added. I am honored to have signed the required paperwork to have him added. I will be at the memorial when his name is called for the 1st time.
This tragedy shows how for the last 100 yrs, the Officer’s of the Waldo Police Dept. have been available to the Citizens of Alachua County Florida, the Sheriff’s Office, and the citizens of the City of Waldo.
R.I.P. Marshal Hall.
Chief Michael A. Szabo
City of Waldo Florida Police Department

Chief Mike Szabo
City of Waldo Florida Police Department
February 11, 2013

 

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