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Special Deputy Marshal Sam Roberts | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Special Deputy Marshal

Sam Roberts

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

End of Watch: Friday, July 5, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 7/4/1907

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Special Deputy Marshal Sam Roberts was shot and killed near Porum, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma), during a July 4th picnic.

He and another deputy attempted to search a soda stand for illegal liquor when its operators opened fire on them. Deputy Marshal Roberts was killed and the other deputy was wounded.

Two subjects turned themselves in later in the evening.

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Didn't know my great grandfather but my 93 year old mother, M. Juanita Roberts Thomas, talks about her grandfather often.
Somebody keeps changing part of his name. His birth name was either Sam James Roberts or James Sam Roberts. My mother could not remember which was first. Someone keeps adding Elgin as his middle name. Elgin is NOT accurate. 05/29/2017

Anthony Thomas
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May 29, 2017

 

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