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Town Marshal John Marshall Wester, Jr. | Kingston Police Department, Tennessee Kingston Police Department, Tennessee

Town Marshal

John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Kingston Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, November 3, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 3, 2015

 

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