Deputy U.S. Marshal John C. Stephenson

Deputy U.S. Marshal John C. Stephenson

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

End of Watch Friday, July 11, 1873

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John C. Stephenson

Deputy Marshal John Stephenson was stabbed to death in Jersey City, New Jersey, by a deserter from a Russian ship.

Deputy Marshal Stephenson had arrested the man and was walking with him on Grand Street when the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the marshal. The suspect attempted to commit suicide and was later arrested.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Stephenson's murder and was hanged at the Hudson County Jail in 1874.

Deputy Marshal Stephenson was survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location New Jersey
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

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