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. The suspect, 21, charged with murder was tried and acquitted.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace always and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

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

July 31, 2020

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