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 Rocky Mount, 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 24, 1905.

Deputy Marshal Wade had served with the agency for approximately 7 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

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 19, 2013

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