City Marshal James A. Jett

City Marshal James A. Jett

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 12, 1902

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James A. Jett

City Marshal James Jett was shot and killed by a relative of a man whom he had shot killed while in the performance of his duties.

Several months earlier he had a prisoner in his custody when another man attempted to free him. Marshal Jett shot and killed the man while attempting to prevent the escape attempt.

A relative of the deceased man ambushed him as he made his rounds.

The subject who shot him was himself murdered while out on bond.

Marshal Jett was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Murdered

ambush, retaliation

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 12, 2021

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