Town Marshal George Wilson Reddick

Town Marshal George Wilson Reddick

Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1932

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George Wilson Reddick

Marshal George Reddick was shot and killed while confronting two burglary suspects. The suspects had just attempted to rob a gas station but were thwarted by the owner. The owner then ran to Marshal Reddick's home to get assistance. Marshal Reddick approached the suspects at a second gas station where they shot him.

The suspects, a man and a woman, were apprehended minutes later by a Ellis County deputy sheriff when they ran out of gas after a short chase. On April 6, 1933, the 24-year-old man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. His 29-year-old companion was found guilty of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years. She was paroled on October 5, 1938.

Marshal Reddick had been with the agency for 11 months and was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Town Marshal Reddick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

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