Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/17/1916
Weapon: Rifle; .44 caliber
Suspect: Executed in 1917
Sheriff Marion Swords was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Opelousas, Louisiana. Two deputized civilians who were assisting Sheriff Swords were seriously wounded.
The suspect was convicted of Sheriff Swords' murder and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on October 19, 1917.
Sheriff Swords had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.