Deputy U.S. Marshal Derek William Hotsinpiller

Deputy U.S. Marshal Derek William Hotsinpiller

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

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Derek William Hotsinpiller

Deputy Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller was shot and killed while serving a warrant with two other deputy marshals and members of the West Virginia State Police at a home on Central Street in Elkins, West Virginia. The suspect named on the warrant was wanted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Upon making entry, the deputies were fired upon by the suspect who was armed with a shotgun. All three deputies were struck by the blast and returned fire, killing the suspect. Deputy Hotsinpiller sustained a fatal wound to the neck.

Deputy Marshal Hotsinpiller had served with the United States Marshals Service for just over one year. He is survived by his mother, brother, grandfather, and fiancee. His brother serves as a Deputy United States Marshal.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 4595

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location West Virginia
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Another year has passed, still unbelievable. How I miss the sounds of your footsteps across the back deck, and the way you would pause looking out across the back yard for deer. That image, praise God, is forever burned into my memory. A good friend shared something with me this week, 8 years has gone by, but that just means that I am 8 years closer to seeing you again. Life is good. You would get such a kick out of these three boys, your nephews, Landon, Liam and Logan. I still and will always love you, "Around the world and back again."
Know that I pray for Dustin and every other LEO each and every morning. I pray that God surrounds them with legions of angels for their safety and protection and that no evil touches them.
Love, Mom

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 17, 2019

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