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Augustus "Gus" Jackson first appears in Season 5 as Constable "Slugger" Jackson working for Station House Five who participates in the Toronto Constabulary baseball competition, played by Kristian Bruun.

Character Arc

First considered to be a drunkard and a lout but a great baseball player, he is used as a pawn by the Station House Inspectors in an elaborate web of deceit, whereupon it is revealed that he is a lovable chap. Inspector Brackenreid offers him a spot at Station House Four.

By Season 6, Jackson becomes a reoccurring character.

In Season 8, it is revealed that Constable Jackson plays the trumpet (ep.803), but discovers he can't "sing a stitch" in Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas.

In Season 9 and 10, it is revealed that he loves Christmas and comes from a large family who celebrates Christmas in a big way: "We open our presents one by one. Given that there are eleven of us in the family, it does take some time, so we draw lots to see who gets to pick the first one. That takes up the first part of the morning...After we open all the presents, the entire family goes for a winter walk. Of course, it won't be the same without snow. And upon our return, we all break into my sister's fantastic plum pudding."

Jackson does not like Inspector Slorach's cabbage rolls (ep.801) nor Detective Watt's (large soft) pretzel in Season 10, Jackson explains, "I'm not interested in anything unusual." (ep.1012)

It is revealed that he was married: After closing the office door, he confides in Det. Watts, "Two years ago, I lost my wife. She passed away in my arms." (ep.1012)

Jackson reveals to medical student Anne Baxter that his wife died of dropsy. (ep.1013) Soon, he tells her to call him Gus and a romance begins.

At the end of the season finale Hell to Pay, along with Constables Higgins and George, Jackson is caught in an ambush, with all three constables being shot.

In the Season 11 premiere Up From Ashes, it is revealed that Jackson was indeed killed in the ambush at the church. He is buried under the witness of Detective Murdoch and Detective Watts and is given a tribute at Station House No. 4 by George, Henry and Inspector Brackenreid at the end. At the top of Merlot Mysteries when the Station House gets back to normal without Jackson, George shares with Murdoch, "sir,...I think he died doing something that he loved, serving a cause that he believed in, a cause that you and I continue to serve. I think he would have wanted that."

Appearances and Mentions

Winston's Lost Night

  • Jackson was on patrol when he spots Winston Churchill and his friend running from an Irish mob. He promptly arrests them for singing "Rule Britannia" and thus provoking the mob; He later releases them after the bars closed with a warning against singing again.

Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom
Twisted Sisters
Crime and Punishment
The Murdoch Trap
Murdoch Ahoy
Republic of Murdoch
A Midnight Train to Kingston
Journey to the Centre of Toronto
Friday the 13th, 1901
Kung Fu Crabtree
Blast of Silence
The Death of Dr. Ogden
On the Waterfront Part 1
On the Waterfront Part 2
Glory Days
Murdoch Takes Manhattan
The Murdoch Appreciation Society
Artful Detective
Nolo Contendere
The Local Option
Raised On Robbery
Cometh the Archer
Painted Ladies
A Murdog Mystery
The Missing
Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood
Hades Hath No Fury
Hell to Pay
Up From Ashes
Merlot Mysteries (Mention)

The Book of Jackson (Web Series)

A Merry Murdoch Christmas
Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas


  • Called "Kris" by his friends and colleagues, Kristian Bruun's full name is Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun.
  • While Kristian Bruun relishes being the one to provide comedic interludes with Constables Crabtree and Higgins, he would love to do a spin-off in the style of the Keystone Cops with the other constables, “We would do everything but catch a murderer – there’d be a whole lot of slapstick comedy!”
  • Bruun claims he can really sing, unlike Constable Jackson.
  • Remembering Constable Jackson link, cast of Murdoch Mysteries say goodbye to Constable “Slugger” Jackson and reflect on what star Kristian Bruun brought to the role.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle