City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles

City Marshal Henry Franklin Knowles

Jasper Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1924

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Henry Franklin Knowles

City Marshal Henry Knowles was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was brandishing a shotgun and making threats.

Marshal Knowles formed a posse and went to the man's home to arrest him.

As the marshal called out for the man to surrender the man opened fire and shot Marshal Knowles in the head.

The subject was then shot and killed in a shootout with the posse.

Marshal Knowles succumbed to his wound two days later. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 31, 1924
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service, weapons violation

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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