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Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Ben Wilson | 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

J. Ben Wilson

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

End of Watch: Thursday, November 14, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal J.B. Wilson was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to serve a warrant for moonshining in Soperton, Georgia.

The son of the wanted subject opened fire on them, striking both officers.

Deputy Wilson had served with the United States Marshals Service for four years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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