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Deputy U.S. Marshal John 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

John Wilson

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 14, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Convicted

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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Wilson was shot and killed near Boone, North Carolina, while attempting to arrest a man for making illegal whiskey.

He exchanged shots with the man after locating him near his home, approximately five miles from Boone. The subject pretended to be wounding and then shot Deputy Marshal Wilson twice after he dismounted his horse.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Deputy Marshal Wilson,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol
February 14, 2017

 

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