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Nov. 16, 1926
Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Nov. 16, 1926
Deputy Samuel Gowland was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to protect leased trapping lands on Delacroix Island.
Several groups of trappers were feuding and the deputies were attempting to keep the peace in the area. As the deputies passed a group of trappers they were fired upon. Deputy Gowland was fatally shot and 10 others were wounded in the shootout.
Three men were later arrested and charged with Deputy Gowland's murder.