Deputy U.S. Marshal John Burt McAdams

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Burt McAdams

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

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1909

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John Burt McAdams

Deputy U.S. Marshal John McAdams was shot and killed outside of Anderson, South Carolina, while responding to a disturbance in the Orr Mill employee village.

One of the mill workers had become drunk and was firing his gun in the village. Deputy McAdams, who also served as a policeman for the mill, responded to the scene and was speaking to the man in an attempt to calm him when the man suddenly shot him.

The subject was arrested a short time later by two other mill employees.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

DIP, shots fired call

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