Deputy U.S. Marshal C. B. Brockus

Deputy U.S. Marshal C. B. Brockus

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

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 1893

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C. B. Brockus

Deputy Marshal Brockus was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for violating internal revenue laws in North Carolina. He had gone to the man's home but the man was not there. However, a friend of the man was there and Deputy Marshal Brockus arrested him and disarmed him.

The prisoner then asked if he could change clothes and Deputy Marshal Brockus permitted him to do so. When the man returned from the home he opened fire on Deputy Marshal Brockus with a pistol he had obtained inside. The suspect's father and two other men also opened fire on Deputy Marshal Brockus, striking him four times.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Marshal Brockus returned fire, killing one of the man and mortally wounding a second. The other two were eventually apprehended.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 14, 1893
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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DUSM Brockus,
On today, the 130th 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 16, 2023

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