Town Marshal John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Town Marshal John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Kingston Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1890

John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Town Marshal John Wester was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for drinking in public. As Marshal Wester approached the subject, the man produced a handgun and shot him in the abdomen.

Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Wester returned fire, fatally striking the suspect in the head.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Marshal Wester,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kingston.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 3, 2015

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