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Deputy U.S. Marshal C. B. Brockus | 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

C. B. Brockus

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

End of Watch: Thursday, February 16, 1893

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Incident Date: 2/14/1893

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marshal Brockus was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for violating internal revenue laws in North Carolina. He had gone to the man's home but the man was not there. However, a friend of the man was there and Deputy Marshal Brockus arrested him and disarmed him.

The prisoner then asked if he could change clothes and Deputy Marshal Brockus permitted him to do so. When the man returned from the home he opened fire on Deputy Marshal Brockus with a pistol he had obtained inside. The suspect's father and two other men also opened fire on Deputy Marshal Brockus, striking him four times.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Marshal Brockus returned fire, killing one of the man and mortally wounding a second. The other two were eventually apprehended.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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February 16, 2009

 

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