Deputy U.S. Marshal Noah H. Burns

Deputy U.S. Marshal Noah H. Burns

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

End of Watch Sunday, February 15, 1874

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Noah H. Burns

Deputy U.S. Marshal Noah Burns was shot and killed in Swain County, North Carolina, while attempting to serve court papers as part of a moonshine case.

The subject who shot him was arrested and charged with murder.

Deputy Marshal Burns was a Confederate Civil War Veteran in the 16th North Carolina Infantry, Company A.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

alcohol violation, warrant service

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DUSM Burns,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 15, 2024

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