Town Marshal J. M. Bishop

Town Marshal J. M. Bishop

Girard Marshal's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 1903

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J. M. Bishop

Town Marshal J.M. Bishop succumbed to his wounds when he was stabbed as he entered a home near Long Street to investigate a domestic disturbance involving a man and his wife.

Upon arrival, the man invited Marshal Bishop into his home but then attacked him with a long Mexican dagger as soon as he entered. The suspect stabbed Marshal Bishop multiple times and then ran out the front door. Marshal Bishop managed to shoot the suspect six times as he fled, killing him instantly.

Girard, Alabama, no longer exists. It was annexed by its neighbor Phenix City, Alabama, in 1923.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Monday, April 6, 1903
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dagger
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I am the Great Great grandson of Ramsey Webster, the man who stabbed Marshall Bishop and was subsequently shot and killed. It’s my understanding that the Marshall was messing around with Ramsey’s wife and he was not happy about it and in a drunken rage, my Great Great Grand Father took revenge and sadly they both FAFO.

E. M. Webster
Great Great Grandson

May 17, 2024

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