City Marshal Gus H. Crouch

City Marshal Gus H. Crouch

Metropolis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 1901

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 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.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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City Marshal Crouch's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-29-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

March 29, 2017

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