City Marshal William W. Bridges

City Marshal William W. Bridges

Brashear City Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1917

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William W. Bridges

City Marshal Will Bridges was shot and killed by a women suffering from a mental illness who mistakenly believed that Marshal Bridges had threatened her and assaulted her. The woman had a history of threatening Marshal Bridges.

Marshal Bridges had entered the woman's store to make a purchase. The woman ordered him out of the store and immediately shot him twice without giving him time to leave. She was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.

Marshal Bridges was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 2, 2021

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