Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Ray

Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Ray

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

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 1935

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Herbert Ray

Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Ray was shot and killed in Lexington, Kentucky, while investigating rum-runners near the intersection Fifth Street and Campbell Street.

He observed the men inside of a vehicle and approached them. The subjects opened fire on him, striking him in the abdomen. Despite the wound, he was able to return fire and then walked to a nearby store where he called for help. He succumbed to his wounds the following evening.

Deputy Marshal Ray had served with the United States Marshals Service for only one year. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Incident Date Friday, February 1, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism is honored today, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

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