Deputy U.S. Marshal Rufus Springs

Deputy U.S. Marshal Rufus Springs

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

End of Watch Friday, April 19, 1878

Rufus Springs

Deputy Marshal Rufus Springs was shot and killed by moonshiners as he and several revenuers raided a still in South Carolina.

During the raid Marshal Springs stood outside of the still looking for suspects when a shot rang out, striking him. The rest of the officers on the scene fled the area.

It is believed that the same suspect had also been acquitted of killing Deputy Marshal Martin Van Buren Hendrix in 1877.

Marshal Springs is buried in Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery, Buncumbe County, North Carolina.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Carolina
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Marshal Springs,
Oh today, the 138th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 19, 2016

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