Special Deputy Marshal Augustus Harris

Special Deputy Marshal Augustus Harris

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

End of Watch Monday, June 17, 1878

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Augustus Harris

Special Deputy Marshal Gus Harris was shot and killed in the public square in front of the Edgefield County Courthouse in Edgefield, South Carolina, while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted for shooting another man several years earlier.

The man opened fire on Deputy Marshal Harris, killing him.

Special Deputy Marshal Harris was occasionally appointed as a Special Deputy United States Marshal on court days and was acting in that capacity when he was killed.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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