Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Echols Rodgers

Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Echols Rodgers

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

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 1878

Thomas Echols Rodgers

Deputy Marshal Thomas Rodgers was shot and killed in Clay County, Arkansas, by a moonshiner whose stills had been confiscated as a result of Deputy Marshal Rodgers' investigation.

Deputy Marshal Rodgers had several warrants for the man's arrest when he was ambushed by the subject. The man fled the state but was later apprehended in Missouri and returned to Arkansas for trial. It is not known if he was ever tried or convicted.

Deputy Marshal Rodgers was single at the time of his murder.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 136th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, not even 136 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 5, 2014

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