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

Deputy U.S. Marshal

John S. "Speed" Hamilton

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

End of Watch: Thursday, April 28, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kentucky

Incident Date: 4/23/1892

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal Hamilton succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier near Ling's Creek in Owsley County, Kentucky. He was shot from ambush by four men in revenge for several recent moonshining arrests he had made in the county.

A young boy who was traveling with Deputy Marshal Hamilton was wounded in the arm.

Deputy Marshal Hamilton was survived by his wife and four children.

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You are remembered and spoken of often, so PROUD of you.

frances sherrod
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July 6, 2016

 

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