Deputy U.S. Marshal Adrian Metcalf

Deputy U.S. Marshal Adrian Metcalf

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

End of Watch Wednesday, July 31, 1929

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Adrian Metcalf

Deputy Marshal Metcalf was shot and killed in Harlan County, Kentucky, when he was ambushed by a man seeking revenge as he conducted a prohibition raid. The suspect had been shot by officers during a raid one year earlier.

Two of Deputy Marshal Metcalf's sons and his brother were assisting in the raid. One of his sons was also wounded in the incident.

The other deputy marshals returned fire and wounded the suspect.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 24, 2013

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