Deputy U.S. Marshal William Lee Miller

Deputy U.S. Marshal William Lee Miller

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

End of Watch Monday, July 6, 1885

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William Lee Miller

Deputy Marshal Miller was shot and killed in the mountains near Goodlettsville, Tennessee, while searching for illegal distilleries. When he failed to return after a week a search was started for fear that he had been murdered.

Prior to Deputy Marshal Miller going into the mountains he was last seen at a general store. After his murder the area around the general store was named Millersville in his honor.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Marshal Miller,
On today, the 132nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

July 6, 2017

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