Deputy Collector Ellis T. Jenkins

Deputy Collector Ellis T. Jenkins

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1871

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Ellis T. Jenkins

Deputy Collector Ellis Jenkins was shot and killed in New Madrid, Missouri, by a man who's son had been confronted by the officer over a violation of revenue laws.

The man fatally shot Deputy Collector Jenkins with a shotgun as he stood in the doorway of his rooming house. The suspect was arrested in connection with the murder.

Deputy Collector Jenkins was a Union Army 2nd Lieutenant who served with the 50th Missouri Infantry, Company K, during the Civil War. He also held a commission as a deputy United States Marshal at the time of his murder.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Missouri
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Deputy Collector Jenkins,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2021

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