Town Marshal Lige Denman

Town Marshal Lige Denman

Crowder Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, September 13, 1939

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Lige Denman

Town Marshal Lige Denman was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to put a prisoner in a cell.

The prisoner was able to disarm him and shot him four times in an attempt to escape. Marshal Denman managed to draw a second pistol from his pocket and shot and seriously wounded the man, who was captured by a posse a short time later.

Marshal Denman had served with the Crowder Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 13, 2020

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