U.S. MARSHAL ANNIVERSARY Community Marks Two-Year Anniversary Of U.S. Marshal's Death
Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Feb. 17, 2013 9:53 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 11:11 PM EST
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Elkins, Randolph County
, West Virginia
Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of a U.S. Marshal, killed in the line of duty.
The community gathered to remember 24-year old Derek Hotsinpiller from Bridgeport. He was shot and killed while serving a warrant on Charles Smith in Elkins.
Smith was also killed, and two other U.S. Marshals were injured.
At Hotsinpiller’s funeral, his family described him as loyal and a true warrior.
Community support has poured out for Hotsinpiller and his family since his death. The Clarksburg Federal Center has been renamed as the Derek W. Hotsinpiller Federal Building. A scholarship fund was also named in honor of Hotsinpiller and his father.