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Deputy Sheriff Murrettus Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, August 12, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Deputy Rhett McGregor was shot and killed while participating on a Dade County Sheriff's Posse to apprehended a suspect wanted for a double murder. Deputy McGregor was able to shoot and wound the suspect but was also fatally wounded in the shootout. The suspect was apprehended and taken to the County Jail in Juno.

Five days later an angry mob stormed the jail in an attempt to lynch the suspect. During the incident Jailer Gustav Kaiser was shot and killed by a person in the mob.

Deputy McGregor is buried at the Miami City Cemetery in Miami, Florida.

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Jailer Gustav A. Kaiser
Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, August 17, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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