Deputy U.S. Marshal James H. Short

Deputy U.S. Marshal James H. Short

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

End of Watch Saturday, May 26, 1923

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James H. Short

Deputy Marshal Short was shot and killed near Maulden, Kentucky, while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for illegally producing whiskey. The suspect fled into the nearby hills after shooting Deputy Marshal Short.

The suspect was apprehended in Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 2, 1926. He was returned to Kentucky, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. On July 13, 1930, he was one of 25 lifers who had there sentence commuted to 21 years, making them eligible for parole in six years. On April 30, 1932, he was one of 129 inmates who were paroled.

Deputy Marshal Short was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1932

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 26, 2015

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