Town Marshal John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Town Marshal John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Kingston Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1890

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John Marshall Wester, Jr.

Town Marshal John Wester was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for drinking in public. As Marshal Wester approached the subject, the man produced a handgun and shot him in the abdomen.

Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Wester returned fire, fatally striking the suspect in the head.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Marshal Wester,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kingston.


United States Border Patrol

November 3, 2015

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