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Deputy U.S. Marshal William Benjamin Franklin Corbin | 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

William Benjamin Franklin Corbin

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

End of Watch: Monday, March 8, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Deputy Marshal William Corbin and his brother, Deputy Marshal Christopher Corbin, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for shooting and damaging a postal box in South Carolina. They located the man hiding in the loft of a barn, and as they attempted to remove him, the suspect's family members opened fire on the marshals, killing both.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Deputy Marshal William Corbin had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.

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End of Watch: Monday, March 8, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Marshal Corbin,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your brother for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 8, 2017

 

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