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May 26, 2017


Marshall Police MVP – Lieutenant John Johnson

Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa has named Lieutenant John Johnson as the department’s latest MVP. On multiple occasions, Lt. Johnson has gone above and beyond the call of duty for Marshall residents. On November 19, Lt. Johnson was one of the responding officers to a call regarding a deceased person. He arrived on the

Marshall Rescue and Protection vehicle debuts

The Marshall Police Department recently added a Rescue vehicle to its fleet. The department acquired an MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle through the Law Enforcement Support Office, more commonly known as the 1033 program. The Law Enforcement Support Office permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal

Grafton St. Homicide

Updated 11/28/2016 – 11:40am On Monday, November 28 at approximately 4:30 a.m. the Marshall Police Department received a call about a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 1500 block of Grafton Street. When officers arrived, they located a deceased male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified

The Marshall Police Department is proud to introduce Kelly Colvin as our new Public Information Officer.

The Marshall Police Department is proud to introduce Kelly Colvin as our new Public Information Officer. Kelly began working for the Police Department on Monday, October 3, 2016. Kelly comes to the Police Department after working nearly 10 years in the broadcasting field. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multimedia Audio/Video production.

Marshall PD- Mail Theft & Forgery Suspect

The Marshall Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the identification of the person in the photographs. He is the suspect for the theft of mail in the East Texas area and for forgery. If you know the identity of this person, please call Det. Rob Farnham with the Marshall Police Dept. Criminal Investigation

Marshall Police Department Receives “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program

On August 12, 2016, the Marshall Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. Begun in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 166 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas

“Mystery Monday”-Unsolved Murder of Dan Tatum

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa and the Marshall Police Department are seeking the community’s assistance to help solve one of Marshall’s cold cases. MPD is seeking any information related to the murder of Dan Tatum, which occurred in March 2010. On March 17, 2010, at approximately 6:38 a.m., Officers responded to the 1900 block of Tolivar

“Fugitive Friday”-Gricelda Hernandez

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa and the Marshall Police Department are seeking the community’s assistance to locate one of our agency’s most wanted fugitives. MPD is seeking any information related to Gricelda Hernandez and her current location. Meredith is wanted by the Marshall Police Department for an outstanding felony warrant for Possession of a controlled substance. Hernandez is described

MPD sets two Internet purchase exchange locations

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news Piney Woods News MARSHALL – Buying and selling goods on the Internet can be a bit cursory with not a lot of details being ironed out – especially when the buyer and seller exchange information over a website or social media group before making the transaction in person. Yet, people do

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