Deputy U.S. Marshal John Wilson

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Wilson

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

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 1877

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John Wilson

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Wilson was shot and killed near Boone, North Carolina, while attempting to arrest a man for making illegal whiskey.

He exchanged shots with the man after locating him near his home, approximately five miles from Boone. The subject pretended to be wounding and then shot Deputy Marshal Wilson twice after he dismounted his horse.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted

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Deputy Marshal Wilson,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

February 14, 2017

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