Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Marshal Robert Forsyth

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1794

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Reflections for Marshal Robert Forsyth

While in a Blue Courage training class today, our group was assigned your name to tell your story. Wow! You were an incredible man of honor and valor. You clearly made an impression then and are still touching lives now. I’m so thankful we were blessed with researching you and incredibly honored with being able to share your life with others. May you Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father.. see you when I get there

Public Servant
Raleigh Police Department

July 17, 2018

He was the first US Government law officer killed in the line of duty

t. fazzini
Researcher

October 6, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother we have the Watch

Policeman Brother in Blue #8755
Phoenix Police

March 19, 2015

Today in a Blue Courage police training class we discussed and shared Marshal Forsyth story. While it has been over 200 years he was killed he has not been and never will be forgotten.

Daniel Schmer
BLue Courage

September 10, 2014

Marshall Forsyth, long ago you were the first in that Thin Blue Line, but you are remembered this day, January 11, 2014.

Stan Jefferson
citizen

January 11, 2014

He was the FIRST Law Enforcement Officer to be shot/killed in the line of duty...

Never forgotten.

Central District of California
United States Marshals service

April 30, 2012

This website is an awesome dedication to the men and women who served in all capacities from then until now.

Many years have passed since you served this country in the fight for our freedoms and liberty. Your service shall never be forgotten.

Civilian Sonya Dickerson

January 19, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 11, 2012

Heroism, such as yours, will never be diminished by time. Your actions and those of your brethren have served to steel the resolve of law enforcement across this country. God bless
you.


Gregory Kral

(Retired)Police Officer (SRT)
Miami-Dade Police Dept. FL

January 11, 2012

As a citizen of Georgia, I can tell you that your impact and the impact of your family has been profound on this state. You are a trailblazer, not because of how your life ended but because of how you lived it. Learning about you when I was a much younger man, inspired me to become what I am today and to take the path that I have chosen. Rest in Peace.

Deputy
Lowndes County S/O

May 8, 2011

Marshal Forsyth,
On today, the 217th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO, but also when you served in the Revolutionary War as well. You were the first in a long line of brave of the Marshals Service to fall.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

January 11, 2011

Marshal Forsyth, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 17, 2010

You may have been the first but you weren't the last. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Marshal Forsyth.

PJ/FF

Anonymous

March 26, 2009

You are remembered today by a mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater died when shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Marshall Forsyth, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 215 years after your death and will continue to be.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Marshal Forsyth gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 11, 1794.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 2, 2009

RIP hero... Gone many many years ago but never forgotten..

Wife of LEO

WIFE of LEO

January 11, 2009

You died in the line of duty many years ago, just across the river. I once visited your gravesite at St. Paul's Church and it gave me chill bumps to read the inscription! Thank you for being one of the earliest pioneers of law enforcement in this great country and for serving with courage and honor.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 21, 2008

Thank you for your service Marshal. Although your killer was never brought to justice I'm sure justice of another kind has and will continue to be served upon him for all eternity. Rest in peace brother.

April 15, 2008

You are not forgotten...today you are remembered. What a shame you were taken from your loved ones the way you were, may you rest in peace with your eternal family and with our heavenly father. He loves you more than anyone could ever imagine, you are the twinkle in his eyes.


Brings tears to my eyes to see so many lives cut short from crime. I would only be honored to meet all you heros one day in heaven. Rest in peace marshal forsyth, you will not be forgotten!

kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/smithsburg md. EOW-12/19/2007

February 8, 2008

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT AS OF THIS DATE, YOU ARE THE FIRST POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. AS OF TODAY THERE ARE 18,928, THAT HAVE FOLLOWED YOU, AND MORE BEING ADDED CURRENTLY AND FROM THE PAST AS THEY ARE DISCOVERED. IT IS TOO MANY THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES SO THAT CITIZENS REMAIN SAFE, THANK YOU SIR FOR WHAT YOU DID. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Here we are again sir, honoring and remembering you as we always will.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 11, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 3, 2008

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

January 11, 2007

Sir, 213 years later we say thank you and honor you, and know that you will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 11, 2007

Inscribed on Marshal Forsyth's tombstone:

Sacred to the memory of Robert Forsyth, Federal Marshall of Georgia, who in discharge of the duties of his office, fell victim to the respect of the laws of his country and his resolution in support of them. on the 11th of January
1794 in his 40th year of his age.

Marshall Forsyth died in the line of duty on 11 Jan 1794 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.

He is buried in St Paul's Church St Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery (Church established/built in 1750 near Fort Augusta).

Marshall Forsyth and his wife had at least three sons.

RLG

Rachal

July 24, 2006

Thank you for your service and for providing the ultimate sacrifice. You have not been forgotten. RIP sir.

July 8, 2006

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