Deputy Game Warden Robert H. Marshall

Deputy Game Warden Robert H. Marshall

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 28, 1922

Robert H. Marshall

Deputy Game Warden Robert Marshall was shot and killed by a moonshiner while searching for a game violator on a farm in Preble County.

Deputy Marshall and the Camden marshal were searching the area together but were out of eye-sight. As Game Warden Marshall approached the site of a still, he was ambushed by one of the moonshiners. He was struck in the chest by a shotgun blast and killed instantly.

The Camden marshal rushed to his location and observed the suspect fleeing and make his escape. The suspect was indicted for first degree murder but was able to evade a large posse.

Game Warden Marshall had served with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Section 8, Fairmont Cemetery, Camden, Preble County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Indicted for murder

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Game Warden Robert H. Marshall of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 28, 2018

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