Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Ben Wilson

Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Ben Wilson

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

End of Watch Thursday, November 14, 1918

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J. Ben Wilson

Deputy Marshal J.B. Wilson was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to serve a warrant for moonshining in Soperton, Georgia.

The son of the wanted subject opened fire on them, striking both officers.

Deputy Wilson had served with the United States Marshals Service for four years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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A century ago, you gave your life in performance of your duties. Your sacrifice is hereby remembered. May your many descendants remember you as the man who Stood in the Gap between good and evil.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 14, 2018

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