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

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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Deputy Marshal Wilson,
On today, the 99th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

November 14, 2017

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