Town Marshal J. T. "Jake" Trest

Town Marshal J. T. "Jake" Trest

Walnut Grove Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1979

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J. T. "Jake" Trest

Town Marshal Jake Trest was shot and killed with his own service revolver while investigating the burglary and rape of a 69-year-old woman at her home.

The subject attacked Marshal Trest and then fatally shot him in the head twice as he lay on the ground by his patrol car.

Marshal Trest's killer was convicted of murder and subsequently executed in the gas chamber on May 20, 1987.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1987

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Marshal Trest,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walnut Grove. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 2, 2019

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