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City Marshal Bernard McGuire | Lake Providence Police Department, Louisiana Lake Providence Police Department, Louisiana

City Marshal

Bernard McGuire

Lake Providence Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, January 4, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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City Marshal Bernard McGuire was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a boatman who had become drunk while visiting bars in the city.

The subject who shot Marshal McGuire fled the area in a skiff, however, a mob of citizens took custody the entire crews of two flat boats that had docked in the Mississippi River near the city. While the crew members were held in the city hall Marshal McGuire's brother entered the room with other relatives. After speaking with the crew the relatives suddenly opened fire, killing several men and wounding others.

A coroner's investigation determined that the men shot by the relatives were innocent and had no connection with Marshal McGuire's murder.

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City Marshal McGuire,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lake Providence.


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January 4, 2016


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