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Deputy U.S. Marshal Van Buren Hendrix | 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

Van Buren Hendrix

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

End of Watch: Monday, February 12, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Marshal Van Hendrix was shot and killed in Greenville County, South Carolina, while he and several deputies attempted to arrest an escaped prisoner.

The officers had gone to the man's cabin and were greeted by shotgun fire. Deputy Marshal was struck and killed instantly. The suspect fled but later turned himself in at the sheriff's office. The man was tried and acquitted on grounds of self defense.

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Rip deputy U.S Marshal Hendrix you are never forgotten Your killer got away with murder thank you for your service

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