Deputy U.S. Marshal Howard Wilson

Deputy U.S. Marshal Howard Wilson

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

End of Watch Sunday, July 8, 1900

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Howard Wilson

Deputy Marshal Howard Wilson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect in Menifee County, Kentucky.

He and another deputy marshal had gone in search of a man who was wanted on a warrant. They located him in Mariba walking with another man and two girls. When the marshals rode up behind them they announced themselves, the suspect pulled the two girls in front of him and opened fire.

Deputy Marshal Wilson was shot and knocked off his horse. The other marshal returned fire, shooting both men.

Deputy Marshal Wilson was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase you sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 8, 2020

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