Deputy U.S. Marshal Worth Bailey Saunders

Deputy U.S. Marshal Worth Bailey Saunders

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

End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 1890

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Worth Bailey Saunders

Deputy Marshal Saunders was shot and killed in Gadsden County, Florida, at 2 p.m. when he and other marshals went to a man's home on official business just outside of Quincy, Florida.

Formerly a Pensacola newspaper editor, a U.S. Post Master at DeFuniak, Fl. and a former state legislator, Deputy Saunders was appointed as a deputy U.S. Marshal in the summer of 1889.

He had served with the agency for less than a year when he was killed and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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On this 131st anniversary of your death, please know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 13, 2021

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