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Town Marshal John Yeomans | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Town Marshal

John Yeomans

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, May 24, 1840

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Arrested

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Town Marshal John Yeomans was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men who had fired a rifle inside a saloon.

Both men were arrested after Town Marshal Yeamans was shot, however, both failed to appear for trial. One subject died the following year. The other was arrested again, but escaped and fled to Mexico. He was never prosecuted for murdering Marshal Yeomans.

Marshal Yeomans had served as the Jacksonville town marshal for approximately three years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Seminole Wars.

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Marshal Yeomans,
On today, the 176th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in the Seminole Wars.


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May 24, 2016


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