City Marshal George W. Young

City Marshal George W. Young

Crossville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 27, 1934

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George W. Young

City Marshal George Young was shot and killed after informing a drunk man that he should not be driving. Three officers responding to Marshal Young's aid shot and wounded the 39-year-old suspect and took him into custody.

The man was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. In February of 1938, Governor Gordon Browning pardoned the suspect. Six months later Marshal Young's son shot and killed the man. He was charged with the suspect's murder, tried, and acquitted.

Marshal Young was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

drunk driver

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Perhaps without what seems like a premature and biased pardon the suspect wouldn't have met his demise the way he did. Thank you for your service Marshal Young and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 27, 2020

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