Deputy Sheriff Mark Mason

Deputy Sheriff Mark Mason

Benton County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 1933

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Mark Mason

Deputy Sheriff Mark Mason was shot and while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for larceny.

Deputy Mason had gone to the man's home in Hickory Flat but was told the man wasn't there. As Deputy Mason prepared to leave the man emerged and fatally shot him. The subject was arrested following an eight-hour manhunt. He was convicted of Deputy Mason's murder in November 1933 and sentenced to death.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

larceny, warrant service

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