Slavery

DOJ List Honors Slave Catchers Killed in the Line of Duty

Two of them from the 1850s among a list of marshals killed while on duty

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The Department of Justice has a "roll call" page listing federal marshals and possemen who died in the line of duty to "honor their memory and their sacrifice". The list includes at least two men who died while trying to capture fugitive slaves in the 1850s. 

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