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Hero Down: Ivanhoe City Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall Dies Unexpectedly

Ivanhoe, TX – Ivanhoe City Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall died unexpectedly after suffering a sudden medical emergency on Sept. 29, according to city officials.

The City of Ivanhoe announced the 48-year-old deputy marshal’s death in a Facebook post later that day.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I share that our beloved Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall Passed away this evening,” the post read. “Prayers for the family.”

Marshal Marshall spent his life serving Tyler County residents in numerous capacities, according to his obituary.

He spent time working as a local ambulance paramedic, served as a Tyler County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputy and jailer, and was formerly the TCSO’s Woodville Fire Department deputy fire chief.

Marshal Marshall also served at the Tyler County fire marshal.

“Chuck was a man with a big heart and a huge sense of humor,” according to his obituary. “[He] accomplished everything he set out to do.”

Ivanhoe Mayor Cathy Bennett said that Marshal Marshall was born and raised in Tyler County, KFDM reported.

“We are at a loss,” she said of the veteran public servant’s sudden death.

Ivanhoe Marshal Terry Riley said that the date of his beloved coworker’s funeral – Oct. 4 – held a special meaning for him, according to the Tyler County Booster.

“Today is October 4 (10-4), which in 10 code means everything is ok,” Marshal Riley explained. “Today as I lay my Deputy, brother in blue, best friend to rest on this day, I realize Chuck Marshall is looking down on us and letting us know everything is going to be ok. I hope this brings a little peace to his family, brothers and sisters in blue and red, and friends knowing Chuck has got our six from the arms of God.”

Marshal Marshall leaves behind his daughter, Kaylee, and his grandchildren, Addison and Jaxon, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his mother, sisters, nephews, nieces, and many friends and extended family members.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Ivanhoe City Deputy Marshal Chuck Marshall, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

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Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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