City Marshal James Carter

City Marshal James Carter

Toccoa Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, May 9, 1892

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James Carter

City Marshal James Carter was beaten to death with a crowbar by three men he surprised breaking into the Toccoa National Bank. His body was found just outside the bank door shortly after midnight. Footprints beside his body led deputies to a house where the three suspects were arrested.

Due to threats of lynching the suspects were transfered from the Toccoa Jail to the jail in Clarksville. A week later a mob of more than 200 men broke into the jail and seized the suspects. All three were hanged from a tree just ouside of town and their bodies riddled with bullets.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Lynched


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Marshal Carter,
On today, the 130 anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Toccoa.


United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2022

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