Portrait of deputized member of Dade County posse Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor

Portrait of deputized member of Dade County posse Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor


Image Number

  • PR20289

Year

  • 1895

Series Title

General Note

  • Born on December 17, 1868 in Lumberton, North Carolina. Left home when he was 21 and by 1895 had settled in Lemon City and worked as a clerk in a general store owned by J.G. Truitt. Rhett McGregor became a deputized member of a Dade County posse seeking the capture of Lemon City saloon keeper Sam S. Lewis for the double murder of two bar patrons on July 27, 1895. On August 9, 1895 Deputy McGregor exchanged shots with Lewis and died from his wounds on August 12, 1895. His name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. (East Wall, Panel 22, Line 14).

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Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Early Florida 1840-1925

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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Portrait of deputized member of Dade County posse Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor. 1895. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13819>, accessed 11 December 2017.

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Portrait of deputized member of Dade County posse Murrettus "Rhett" McGregor. 1895. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Dec. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13819>.

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