Town Marshal Charles A. Bush

Town Marshal Charles A. Bush

Montezuma Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, October 9, 1910

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Charles A. Bush

Town Marshal Charles Bush was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on the town's main street.

One suspect was captured at the scene. The other suspect was captured two weeks later by a farmer near Powersville.

Shortly after the farmer delivered the second suspect to authorities in Montezuma a mob of about 100 men seized him and hanged him from a telephone pole in the Flint River Swamp. The mob then went on to Oglethorpe where they seized the other suspect from the Macon County Jail and hanged him beside his accomplice.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched


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Officer Bush,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montezuma.


United States Border Patrol

October 24, 2015

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