Deputy Marshal Gus Gill

Deputy Marshal Gus Gill

Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 12, 1958

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Gus Gill

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


  • Age 67
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Deputy Marshall Gus Gill thank you for your sacrifice. My great-grandfather Deputy Marshall Jake Galloway was there with you on that fateful night. We thank you and remember you both. You are both missed by your families. My grandfather, Jack Galloway, spoke often of his father and how much he missed him and also you Mr. Gill. My mother, Pamela Laroche (nee, Galloway) was but a little girl of three years old when you were both taken from us and only remembers through the stories she was told by my grandfather and of the few pictures they had.

Michael Gill, I saw the reflection you left on my great-grandfather's page and I thank you for that. You mentioned that you carry a picture of the two of them in your wallet. If there is anyway that you would search for my name on the internet (it's a pretty unique name in Texas where I'm at) and make contact that would be so nice. My mother would love to have a copy of the photo you have as she has very few of her grandfather. Thank you so much.

Great-Granddaughter of Fallen Officer, Deputy Marshall Jake Galloway

January 31, 2019

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