Deputy Marshal Jake Galloway

Deputy Marshal Jake Galloway

Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 12, 1958

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Jake Galloway

Deputy Marshal Jake Galloway and Deputy Marshal Gus Gill were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

The male subject opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding both officers.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested several hours later. He said he thought the officers were Ku Klux Klansmen who were going to kill him. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1973 his sentence was commuted to life. He was released January 10th, 1996, at the age of 78.

Deputy Marshal Galloway had served with the Mandeville Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Released in 1996


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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 12, 2020

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