City Marshal Eugene Cargell

City Marshal Eugene Cargell

Cairo Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 27, 1907

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Eugene Cargell

Marshal Eugene Cargell was shot and killed as he led a posse in pursuit of a murder suspect.

Marshal Cargell and his posse had trapped the murderer of Grady County Sheriff D.W. (Doc) Tyus at his uncle's home near Tallahassee, Florida. As they stormed the home he was shot and killed by the suspect's uncle. The suspect surrendered to Florida authorities a few hours later. Sheriff Tyus' killer escaped and was never apprehended.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Marshal Cargell,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cairo.


United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2015

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