Deputy U.S. Marshal John D. Kirby

Deputy U.S. Marshal John D. Kirby

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

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 1896

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John D. Kirby

Marshal Kirby was shot and killed while he and two other marshals were arresting two moonshiners near Holly Springs, South Carolina. During the arrest one of the marshals put down his rifle, which the suspect picked up and use to shoot Marshal Kirby in the head.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Carolina
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Not available

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DUSM Kirby,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

March 5, 2021

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