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Deputy U.S. Marshal Clyde Rivers | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Clyde Rivers

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Mississippi

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Marshal Clyde Rivers was shot and killed when he and a deputy sheriff stopped a car near Booneville, Mississippi, while investigating liquor law violations.

When Deputy Marshal Rivers told the occupants he had warrants for some of their arrests the men immediately opened fire, killing him. The deputy sheriff returned fire as the suspects fled.

Four men were arrested and charged with murder. Two were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. One was pardoned a few years later and the other was pardoned in 1946.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 16, 2015

 

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