Deputy Marshal William A. Burton

Deputy Marshal William A. Burton

Paris Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, October 6, 1873

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William A. Burton

Deputy Marshal William Burton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers who were causing a disturbance in a local saloon.

The saloon's owner had called for Deputy Marshal Burton after the two men became boisterous and refused to leave. Deputy Marshal Burton had placed one of the brothers under arrest when the other interfered and shot him twice, killing him. The man then beat Deputy Marshal Burton with a pistol before fleeing.

Both brothers were arrested by the town marshal. They both escaped from jail in November 1874 while awaiting trial.

Deputy Marshal Burton was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested


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Deputy Marshal Burton,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Paris.


United States Border Patrol

October 6, 2023

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