Deputy Sheriff Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Deputy Sheriff Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1895

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Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

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.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Rhett McGregor is my great-uncle, brother to my grandfather, Archibald McGregor. I have often heard the story of his untimely death and we are all proud of the sacrifice he made. Thank all of you for your kind and generous comments.

M. J. M. Howle

February 26, 2020

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