Deputy Marshal Jake Galloway

Deputy Marshal Jake Galloway

Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 12, 1958

Jake Galloway

Deputy Marshal Galloway and Deputy Marshal Gus Gill were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. The male subject opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding both officers.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested several hours later. He said he thought the officers were Ku Klux Klansmen who were going to kill him. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1973 his sentence was commuted to life. He was released January 10, 1996, at the age of 78.

Deputy Marshal Galloway had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Released in 1996

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Rest In Peace Deputy City Marshal Jake Galloway. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Mandeville, Louisiana.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the sorry soul of your murderer!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 11, 2016

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