City Marshal William S. Brazil

City Marshal William S. Brazil

Okolona Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, September 28, 1912

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William S. Brazil

City Marshal Will Brazil was shot and killed on Main Street while he and a county constable attempted to arrest two drunk men who were acting disorderly.

As one of the men reached for his pistol the constable attempted to strike him with a stick but was prevented by the other subject. The armed man then fatally shot Marshal Brazil and wounded the constable.

Both men fled town but were arrested within a few days.

Marshal Brazil was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested


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