Deputy Marshal Gus Gill

Deputy Marshal Gus Gill

Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 12, 1958

Gus Gill

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

Bio

  • Age 67
  • 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 Gus Gill. 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!

Amen.

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

July 11, 2016

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