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Marshal Robert Forsyth | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Marshal

Robert Forsyth

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, January 11, 1794

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 4 years, 4 months

Badge # 4

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Incident Date: 1/11/1794

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Escaped

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Marshal Robert Forsyth was shot and killed while he attempted to serve civil papers on a man.

The suspect and his brother had holed up in an upstairs bedroom. As Marshal Forsyth attempted to gain access to the room, the man told him not to come any closer. At the same time, the suspect fired a shot through an opening in the door, fatally wounding Marshal Forsyth.

After being arrested, the man twice escaped from jail, fled the state, and was never recaptured.

One of the brothers died in Kentucky in 1817, and the second died in Georgia in 1826.

Marshal Forsyth had served with the agency for over four years as well as in the American Revolutionary War and was survived by his wife and two sons. He is buried in Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.

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Today in a Blue Courage police training class we discussed and shared Marshal Forsyth story. While it has been over 200 years he was killed he has not been and never will be forgotten.

Daniel Schmer
BLue Courage
September 10, 2014

 

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