Deputy U.S. Marshal John Byron Hardie

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Byron Hardie

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 8, 1880

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John Byron Hardie

Deputy Marshal John Hardie was shot and killed in Marshall County, Alabama, while he and two other federal agents attempted to serve a warrant for illicit distilling.

As they approached the still they encountered several men. When Deputy Marshal Hardie identified himself and began to say he had a warrant one of the men opened fire, striking him in the head with a shotgun blast. One of the other agents was wounded in the leg as he attempted to take cover.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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DUSM Hardie,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2020

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