Deputy Sheriff Joseph Mallory Gassman

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Mallory Gassman

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, January 30, 1966

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Joseph Mallory Gassman

Deputy Joseph Gassman was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a fugitive for aggravated assault.

When he informed the suspect that he was under arrest the man pulled out a concealed knife and stabbed him several times.

The man was strangled to death on February 28th, 2010, by another inmate while serving a life sentence at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution.

Deputy Gassman had been with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Gassman. Stoic and honored forevermore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2018

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