Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. Marshal
Jurisdiction: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Death Date: 8/5/1993
Added to Memorial: 1994
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Gene L. Goldsberry was fatally shot as he manned his post on the fourth floor of the Frank Carlson Federal Building in Topeka. The assailant was about to be sentenced on federal drug charges. He detonated a car bomb outside the courthouse and went to the fourth floor where he shot and killed Goldsberry and wounded a man an woman. Several others were wounded before the assailant took his life with another bomb.