Deputy U.S. Marshal R. T. Dunn

Deputy U.S. Marshal R. T. Dunn

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

End of Watch Friday, August 8, 1873

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R. T. Dunn

Deputy Marshal R.T. Dunn was shot and killed in Mississippi by members of the KKK in retaliation for his participation in arresting several of the group's members.

He and two other deputies had arrested several members for attacking a man. After the initial arrest, the other two marshals left the region, leaving Deputy Dunn to complete the investigation. Early one morning, the suspects rode up to the room he was staying in, barged in, and shot him.

A suspect was arrested, convicted of conspiracy, and sentenced to six years in federal prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Mississippi
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years


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DUSM Dunn,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

August 8, 2023

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