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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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Town of Crowder, Ms! Continue to Rest in Peace Marshal Denman.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

September 13, 2015

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