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Deputy U.S. Marshal James E. Richardson | 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

James E. Richardson

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

End of Watch: Monday, March 29, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy Marshal Richardson was shot and killed near Choteau Station, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma), while attempting to arrest a man who had escaped from his custody approximately two weeks earlier. During the arrest the man resisted and opened fire, killing Deputy Marshal Richardson.

Other posse members returned fired but did not strike the suspect. It is believed that the suspect was never apprehended.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Richardson,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 29, 2016

 

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