Town Marshal James Cockrill

Town Marshal James Cockrill

Jackson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 1902

James Cockrill

Marshal James Cockrill was shot from ambush and killed as he stood in front of a store. His murder was in retaliation for a previous incident in which Marshal Cockrill and his brother, who was also a police officer, shot and killed a man during an arrest.

The deceased man's brother hired a hitman to murder Marshal Cockrill. The brother was convicted of charges in connection with Marshal Cockrill's murder and sentenced to life in prison; the hitman also served time in prison for the murder.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 21, 1902
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Marshal Cockrill,
On today, the 114th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 22, 2016

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