Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Goodson

Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Goodson

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

End of Watch Saturday, December 1, 1888

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Thomas Goodson

Deputy Marshal Goodson was shot and killed in Carter County, Tennessee, while attempting to arrest moonshiners. He was shot and killed by the suspects near Roan Mountain on December 1, 1888, but his body wasn't discovered until December 11, 1888.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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In your death you are not forgotten. The lonely figure in a wilderness, forging ahead to enforce our laws and protect the people, you are the very image of the all American hero. As we praise you for you service and ultimate sacrifice, we pray that God protects your soul and spirit.
Rest in peace my brother!!

G. Wayne Pike--United States marshal
United State marshal Ser.

February 22, 2022

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