Deputy Marshal John Centers

Deputy Marshal John Centers

Jackson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 1899

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John Centers

Deputy Marshal John Centers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disorderly conduct.

The shooter was then taken into custody by the county sheriff and a deputy. He was sentenced to life in prison but released after serving only three years.

Deputy Marshal Centers was a United States Union Civil War veteran and had served with the Jackson Police Department for 2 months. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after three years

arrest attempt

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Deputy Marshal Centers,
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 Jackson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 15, 2024

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