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Deputy Collector Eli Abijah Moffitt | United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

Deputy Collector

Eli Abijah Moffitt

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, December 4, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Collector Eli Moffitt was shot and killed while serving a warrant a distillery near Pennington's Ferry, in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

As Deputy Collector Moffitt announced the warrant the subject named on the warrant opened fire with a shotgun, killing him. Other members of the posse returned fire, killing the subject.

Deputy Collector Moffitt had served with the Department of the Treasury for three years and had previously served as sheriff or Randolph County, North Carolina, for 10 years. He was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War.

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Deputy Collector Moffitt,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
December 4, 2016

 

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