Marshal Kenneth B. Muir

Marshal Kenneth B. Muir

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

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 1983

Kenneth B. Muir

Marshal Kenneth Muir and Deputy Marshal Robert Cheshire were shot and killed in North Dakota while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man for parole violation and income tax evasion. Three others men with the suspect were involved in the shootout. One was shot and wounded and the other two were apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Four months later the suspect shot and killed Sheriff Harold Matthews, of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas. Sheriff Matthews was participating in a raid in an attempt to arrest the man.

Marshal Muir was survived by his wife.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Dakota
  • Weapon Rifle; Mini 14
  • Offender Shot and killed

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