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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Phillips | 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 U.S. Marshal

John Phillips

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

End of Watch: Saturday, June 30, 1888

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal John Phillips and Deputy Marshal William Whitson were shot and killed near Eufala, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma), while attempting to arrest two men on a road leading to the Green Corn Dance festival.

When the marshals commanded the brothers to surrender they were met with gunfire and Marshal Phillips was struck in the head and killed instantly. Marshal Whitson was able to return fire before being fatally wounded.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal William Whitson
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, June 30, 1888
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Marshal Phillips,
On today, the 129th anniversary of your death death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow DUSM for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 30, 2017

 

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