Deputy Marshal J. W. Dees

Deputy Marshal J. W. Dees

Lenox Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1906

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J. W. Dees

Deputy Marshal J.W. Dees was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for a double murder in Tifton.

The subject had been arrested by the town marshal but escaped after pulling out a concealed handgun as the marshal put him in his cell. The man fled to a nearby swamp where he was pursued by a posse. As Deputy Dees approached his location the man suddenly stood and shot him in the chest, killing him.

The man was taken into custody, but was shot and killed as he attempted to escape a second time.

Deputy Marshal Dees was survived by his wife and four children.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

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