Deputy U.S. Marshal Felix H. Torbett

Deputy U.S. Marshal Felix H. Torbett

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

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1876

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Felix H. Torbett

Deputy Marshal Felix Torbett was shot and killed as he and the sheriff of Henry County, Tennessee, attempted to arrest a man on a tobacco tax charge. The suspect opened fire on both officers with a double-barreled shotgun, killing Deputy Marshal Torbett.

The sheriff's heavy overcoat protected him from being wounded.

Deputy Marshal Torbett was a U.S. Army veteran of the Civil War and had served with the United States Marshals Service for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

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