Deputy U.S. Marshal Marcus F. Parker

Deputy U.S. Marshal Marcus F. Parker

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

End of Watch Saturday, March 22, 1873

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Marcus F. Parker

Deputy US Marshal Marcus Parker was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest four horse thieves near Silverdale, Kansas.

Deputy Parker managed to return fire, wounding one as they fled. Several days later, he was captured by a posse near Elgin and hanged. Another was apprehended four months later.

Deputy Marshal Parker rode for Judge, "Hanging Judge," Issac Parker. He was a Union Civil War Veteran sergeant with the Kansas 6th Infantry, Companies A and C.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender One lynched; One apprehended


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DUSM Parker,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2023

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