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Marshal James M. McDaniel | Ludowici Police Department, Georgia Ludowici Police Department, Georgia

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James M. McDaniel

Ludowici Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, January 27, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 1/26/1924

Weapon: Person

Offender: Arrested

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Marshal James McDaniel was attacked and killed while investigating a disturbance at a mercantile store in the town's downtown area.

As he stepped from the store's rear door he was struck over the head with a blunt object, causing him to suffer a skull fracture. He was then choked to death.

Two brothers were arrested and held in connection with his murder.

Marshal McDaniel had only served as marshal for 18 days. He was survived by his expectant wife and one child.

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I truly wish I knew more about the life you lived, but I am thankful for the legacy left behind. Your great-great-grandson has been named to honor the sacrifice you made and legacy you left our family.

Officer Matthew McDaniel
Louisville Metro Police Department / Great-grandson
November 28, 2014

 

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