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Deputy U.S. Marshal James M. Rowan

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 31, 1898

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal James M. Rowan

DUSM Rowan,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 31, 2023

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service.

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

November 29, 2021

I happened onto the Marker for Marshal Rowan quiet by accident but took a few minutes to honor a fallen brother. He will never be forgotten. He is listed on the official United States Marshal Service Roll Call of Honor.

Gary M. Brown
United States Marshal (Retired- Eastern District of Texas)

United States Marshal Gary M. Brown,Ret.
United States Marshal Service

July 6, 2019

Renee N. Rowan,

It takes a special person to go to the effort you have to honor a distant loved one. I can see that honor and service runs in your family. Marshal Rowan, may you rest in peace.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

January 31, 2015

Did visit the cemetery and Deputy Rowan's grave. Thought it very moving. Sounds like his grandchildren have done well. I am sure he watched over all of you and is very proud.

STO Gregory Sobodash #8192
California Highway Patrol

June 12, 2013

Deputy James M. Rowan was/is my great grandfather and is buried in the Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway, Alaska. He was shot in the line of duty just three hours after his son, my grandfather, was born, on January 31, 1898. On July 4, 2010, I, along with my husband, Deputy Marshal Marc Otte, Chief Judge H. Russel Holland and members of the Skagway community honored and celebrated his service by giving him a proper grave marker that would reflect his contributions and his sacrifice. I encourage anyone who goes on a cruise to Alaska, to visit his grave and honor his service. Skagway is a wonderful town, but much too much emphasis is on Soapy Smith and his criminal activity during the Gold Rush era. I hope that more people will go to Skagway, with a purpose to ask about Marshal Rowan. Because of my efforts to locate information about my grandfather, his memory was restored and distant family members were able to have closure about what happened to their relative from Rogersville, TN. I hope to continue my journey of recognizing Marshal Rowan and invite any and all who might be interested in helping me honor his memory.

Renee N. Rowan
Great Granddaughter

January 4, 2012

Deputy Rowan, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 31, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 111th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05


January 31, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

January 31, 2007

Nothing has changed here deputy Rowan, things are still the same but I hope you know/feel you aren't forgotten, you live on in the hearts of brothers and sisters across the world. We hope when you watch down we will make you proud

A Dutch Peacekeeper

October 8, 2006

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