Deputy U.S. Marshal Albert Gibson

Deputy U.S. Marshal Albert Gibson

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

End of Watch Friday, January 26, 1877

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Albert Gibson

Deputy U.S. Marshal Albert Gibson was ambushed and shot at #45 Poplar Avenue in Memphis by his nephew because Deputy Marshal Gibson was scheduled to testify in court regarding the counterfeiting charges against his brother-in-law. Deputy Gibson was shot in the face and back at 8 p.m. and died at the scene.

The 23-year-old suspect was apprehended in Paducah, Kentucky, a few days later. After two mistrials his third trial resulted in an acquittal.

Deputy Marshal was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, he was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acguitted

ambush, retaliation

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A true hero. He served his country during the civil war, then as a Deputy US Marshal. A man of integrity who upheld his oath of office to the fullest extent- having to make a tough decision to arrest his own family member for counterfeiting. Thank you for your service Albert, I'm glad you are finally being recognized and placed in this memorial for all to honor you for your service to your country.

Chief Inspector Scott A. Sanders-retired
United States Marshals Service-DOJ

April 4, 2020

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