Deputy Sheriff John McGee

Deputy Sheriff John McGee

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 1912

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John McGee

Deputy Sheriff John McGee was shot and killed after arresting a man at a dance in the Calvert's Quarters area of Hammond.

Deputy McGee had been assigned to keep order at the dance and arrested a man who had started a disturbance. As they walked to the jail, the man pulled away from him and drew a revolver. Deputy McGee shot the subject in the leg as a crowd gathered around them as they stood in front of a house. A man in the house fired out of his door, striking Deputy McGee.

The suspect was arrested a year later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Sheriff McGee,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tangipahoa Parish.


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September 29, 2022

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