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Deputy Marshal Robert Olinger | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy Marshal

Robert Olinger

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

End of Watch: Thursday, April 28, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Mexico

Incident Date: 4/28/1881

Weapon: Officer's shotgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marshal Robert Olinger and Deputy Sheriff James Bell, of the Lincoln County, New Mexico, Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed during an escape attempt by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

The suspect was later shot and killed.

Marshal Olinger is buried in an unmarked grave at Ft. Stanton Cemetery, Fort Stanton, Lincoln County, New Mexico.

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