Deputy U.S. Marshal Miller Hurst

Deputy U.S. Marshal Miller Hurst

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

End of Watch Sunday, October 11, 1885

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Miller Hurst

Marshal Hurst was shot and killed in Fentriss County, Tennessee, while he and another deputy marshal were transporting a prisoner. The marshals had arrested the man in Pickett County for moonshining and were returning him to Nashville when they were ambushed near Jamestown. Marshal Hurst was struck by shotgun blasts and killed. The other marshal was able to retreat and was not injured. The prisoner they were transporting was freed by the suspects and they all fled the scene.


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Incident Details

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

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 11, 2020

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