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Town Marshal Lige Denman | Crowder Police Department, Mississippi Crowder Police Department, Mississippi

Town Marshal

Lige Denman

Crowder Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 13, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Town Marshal Lige Denman was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to put a prisoner in a cell.

The prisoner was able to disarm him and shot him four times in an attempt to escape. Town Marshal Denman managed to draw a second pistol from his pocket and shot and seriously wounded the suspect who was captured by a posse a short time later.

Marshal Denman had served with the Crowder Police Department for 12 years.

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Town of Crowder, Ms! Continue to Rest in Peace Marshal Denman.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
September 13, 2015

 

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