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Chief Deputy James H. Marsden

July 11, 1957

Chief Deputy Marsden responded off-duty to Highways 21 & 110, in response to a failure to pay for gas.  Chief Marsden placed the suspect in the car to discuss the incident.  A struggle ensued and the suspect killed Marsden with his own duty weapon.  The killing of Marsden was witnessed by his wife, who was a passenger in the car.