Marshal James A. Houser

Marshal James A. Houser

North Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, June 11, 1929

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James A. Houser

Marshal Houser was shot and killed as he and another marshal responded to reports of an intoxicated man brandishing a shotgun. As the marshals walked to the man's home the suspect suddenly ran out and shot Marshal Houser in the chest and stomach with a shotgun. The man was arrested by the other marshal.

On November 10, 1929, the 39-year-old suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years.

Marshal House was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a brother.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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