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Deputy U.S. Marshal Vernon Coke Wilson

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

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 1892

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal Vernon Coke Wilson

I came to know and respect you through a research project about your uncle, Richard Coke, a former governor of Texas. Not everyone knows you came to Texas as a greenhorn and literally earned your spurs in the Texas Rangers. Your courage was your reputation and lives long after you have left us. It is currently my personal mission to find your grave. Your original cemetery in Tucson, Arizona (then Arizona Territory) was closed and all the graves were moved. I am hopeful to find you soon so your extended family can honor you once more.

Carla Kienast
Friend of the Family

December 14, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 6, 2018

Rest In Peace

Chief Marshal Randy L. Ford (ret)
Green Mt Falls, CO

September 13, 2015

... time will never diminish our sincere gratitude for your service and especially your ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You Deputies Vernon Wilson, Oscar Beaver, and Andrew MeGennis, as well as your Families, Communities and the United States Marshall Servce.


September 13, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 121rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 10, 2013

Deputy Marshal Wilson,
On today, the 107th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Deputy Marshal for your service and sacrifice for our Country.



September 13, 2009

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2007

You are a true hero!

pl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2006

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

September 13, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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