City Marshal Gus H. Crouch

City Marshal Gus H. Crouch

Metropolis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 1901

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Gus H. Crouch

City Marshal Gus Crouch was shot and killed in a saloon by two desperados from Kentucky.

Marshal Crouch and his deputy were called at about 3:30 pm to Daniel's Saloon on the riverfront where the two suspects were causing a disturbance. A desperate fight followed, in which Marshal Crouch was killed and his deputy was wounded.

The Massac County sheriff promptly arrested and jailed both suspects. It was later discovered that one of the suspects formerly ran a saloon in Metropolis and held an old grudge against Marshal Crouch.

Marshal Crouch had served as the Metropolis city marshal for three successive terms. He was survived by his second wife, three children by his first wife, and his mother.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Marshal Crouch,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Metropolis.


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