Policeman Walter Marshall

Policeman Walter Marshall

Clarksdale Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 1909

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Walter Marshall

Policeman Walter Marshall was shot and killed while attempting to raid a cabin where illegal gambling was alleged to be in progress. The suspect, one of four men inside the cabin, escaped.

An angry mob of citizens shot and killed a man and then seized and hanged the suspect's brother when he was accused of providing him with a mule to make his escape. The suspect was captured by a posse later that night in a swamp near Duncan.

Two months later a jury found the suspect not guilty.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Marshall,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clarksdale.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 4, 2019

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