Town Marshal Clarence Calhoun Gist

Town Marshal Clarence Calhoun Gist

Carlisle Marshal's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1907

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Clarence Calhoun Gist

Town Marshal Clarence Gist was shot and killed by a prisoner in the town lock-up.

Earlier Marshal Gist had arrested the suspect for disturbing a ball game. When he entered the lock-up later that night the suspect opened fire with a revolver killing the marshal. The suspect escaped but was captured a few hours later. It was supposed that some of the suspect's friends slipped a pistol to him while he was in the lock-up.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison. His request for a pardon in 1911 was refused.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Never forgotten brother!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

May 26, 2017

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