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Sergeant Charles Shavehead | United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Sergeant

Charles Shavehead

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 16, 1890

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Dakota

Incident Date: 12/15/1890

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Charles Shavehead was shot and killed during an attack by a group of American Indians.

A total of six officers from the United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs were killed when they were attacked following the arrest of Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux Indian tribe in South Dakota. After arresting the Chief the officers were traveling back to their headquarters when they were attacked by a group led by the chief's son. Four officers were killed and two were wounded in the attack. The Sioux Chief was also killed along with his son. The two injured officers later died of their wounds.

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Sgt. Slavehead,
On today, the 121st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

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December 16, 2011

 

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