City Marshal Sam M. Watson

City Marshal Sam M. Watson

Okolona Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, February 22, 1974

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Sam M. Watson

Marshal Sam Watson was shot and killed as he entered the rear door of the police station after being called back to the station by dispatch.

The Justice of the Peace was arrested and charged with his murder.
Marshal Watson had been employed with the Okolona Police Department for 27 years and is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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As your oldest granddaughter, I was also the luckiest...I got to know you longer. I will never forget and will always remember....."Now you know that's not the way to be." Words from a grandfather never to be forgotten. I miss you. And will always love you.
Sleep well, never wanted to be called anything else....someday we will see each other again...and we can catch up then.
Love you.

Cheryl Rappe Stone Megginson

August 20, 2017

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