Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 8/11/1880
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentence commuted to life
Deputy Marshal Willard Ayers was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man in Cherokeetown, Chickasaw Nation (present day Oklahoma). The suspect asked Deputy Marshal Ayers if he could get clothing and Deputy Marshal Ayers agreed. The man instead picked up a gun and shot Marshal Ayers in the head, killing him.
The suspect was sentenced to death and was hung April 28, 1888 at Fort Smith Arkansas.
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Police Officer Kenneth L. Moody