Posseman William Hicks Reeves

Posseman William Hicks Reeves

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

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1871

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William Hicks Reeves

Posseman William Reeves was shot and killed in Somerville, Tennessee, as he and a deputy marshal attempted to serve a writ. As the two officers questioned the suspect, the man pulled out a revolver and opened fire, killing Posseman Reeves.

The deputy marshal returned fire and wounded the suspect.

Posseman Reeves was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


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