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Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward Ellis Thurlo | 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

Edward Ellis Thurlo

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

End of Watch: Monday, February 10, 1896

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 Edward Thurlo was shot and killed while inspecting a wagon he believed was loaded with illegal whiskey in Duncan, Oklahoma. While doing so the wagon owner suddenly opened fire, killing him. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

Deputy Marshal Thurlo also served as the city marshal of Duncan. He was survived by his expectant wife, daughter and son.

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As your great-great grandson I think of your sacrifice. I carried on the tradition with 26 years of law enforcement service. Rest in peace.

Major Carl Allen
Great, great Grandson, Ada P.D.
December 26, 2014

 

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