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Deputy U.S. Marshal John D. Kirby | 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 D. Kirby

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

End of Watch: Thursday, March 5, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Kirby was shot and killed while he and two other marshals were arresting two moonshiners near Holly Springs, South Carolina. During the arrest one of the marshals put down his rifle, which the suspect picked up and use to shoot Marshal Kirby in the head.

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You are still honored today Sir

James Kotke
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WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 5, 2012

 

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