Deputy Sheriff James B. Bush

Deputy Sheriff James B. Bush

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1914

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James B. Bush

Deputy Sheriff James Bush was shot and killed with his own revolver while serving a warrant in River Junction.

The subject was able to overpower and disarm Deputy Bush and then fatally shot him as he pleaded for his life. The man fled the area and remained at large until being arrested in Dothan, Alabaman, in June 1915.

The subject was extradited to Florida, convicted of Deputy Bush's murder, and subsequently executed by hanging on December 3rd, 1915.

Deputy Bush was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1915

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Bush,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gadsden County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 3, 2024

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