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City Marshal J. W. Newsome | Floral City Marshal's Office, Florida Floral City Marshal's Office, Florida

City Marshal

J. W. Newsome

Floral City Marshal's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 3, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Newsome was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for an earlier shooting. Marshal Newsome received information that the suspect would be in a local saloon. When the marshal arrived at the saloon he was ambushed and shot by another man. It is believed that the tip Marshal Newsome received was a bogus tip and that he was lured to the saloon to be killed in revenge for his efforts against illegal liquor establishments.

One of the suspects was lynched by an angry mob who took him from the jail. The second suspect was shot and killed when a posse attempted to arrest him.

Marshal Newsome was survived by his wife, three children, and two brothers.

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Continue to rest in peace Marshal Newsome, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
March 3, 2012

 

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