Deputy Sheriff Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Deputy Sheriff Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1895

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Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Deputy Sheriff Rhett McGregor was shot and killed in the Buena Vista area while participating in a Dade County Sheriff's Posse to apprehend a suspect wanted for a double murder.

Deputy McGregor was able to shoot and wound the suspect but was also fatally wounded in the shootout. The suspect was apprehended and taken to the county jail in Juno.

Five days later an angry mob stormed the jail in an attempt to lynch the suspect. During the incident, Jailer Gustav Kaiser was shot and killed by a person in the mob.

Deputy McGregor is buried at the Miami City Cemetery in Miami, Florida.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Deputy Sheriff McGregor,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dade County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 12, 2020

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