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Deputy U.S. Marshal J. N. Holsonback | 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. N. Holsonback

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

End of Watch: Saturday, January 11, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Alabama

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Deputy Marshal J.N. Holsonback was shot and killed from ambush after he and his son had arrested a man for operating an illegal distillery near Boaz, Alabama. As they returned to the jail they were ambushed along the road and shot. Deputy Marshal Holsonback was killed instantly and his son was wounded.

The suspect was arrested and charged with the shooting. On October 28, 1905, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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I am honored to know I have such a hero for a GGG grandfather. Thank you for your service.

Susan Holman Jordan
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