Deputy U.S. Marshal Zack T. Wade

Deputy U.S. Marshal Zack T. Wade

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

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1905

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Zack T. Wade

Deputy Marshal Zack Wade was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for making moonshine near Union Hall, Franklin County, Virginia.

The suspect shot Deputy Marshal Wade in the abdomen with a shotgun as he attempted to arrest him at his home early in the morning.

The man fled into the mountains but was arrested by a farmer five days later. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and hung on November 24th, 1905.

Deputy Marshal Wade had served with the United States Marshals Service for approximately seven years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Virginia
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 25, 1905
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1905

alcohol violation

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 26, 2020

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