Deputy U.S. Marshal John Gatewood

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Gatewood

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

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 1839

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John Gatewood

Deputy Marshal John Gatewood was shot and killed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as he and three other deputy marshals attempted to seize property as the result of a court order.

The marshals were attacked by a group of over 20 people and Deputy Marshal Gatewood was fatally wounded.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

February 2, 2021

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