Deputy U.S. Marshal John Dees "Buck" Crews

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Dees "Buck" Crews

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

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1909

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John Dees "Buck" Crews

Deputy Marshal Buck Crews was accidentally shot and killed while en route to conduct a liquor raid near Panama City, Florida, with other officers.

He was riding in a boat across St. Andrews Bay when a rifle accidentally discharged, striking him in his side. He was returned to his home where he died on March 4, 1909.

Deputy Marshal Crews had served as a deputy marshal for several years and was assigned to the Holmes County District. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Florida
  • Incident Date Not available

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His many grandchildren and great-grandchildren still cherish and honor his memory and legacy. We thank him and the thousands of officers that continue their faithful service. 3/4/2018

Allyn Lane

March 4, 2018

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