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Lighthorseman Joe Barnett | 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

Lighthorseman

Joe Barnett

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

End of Watch: Sunday, July 30, 1882

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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Lighthorseman Joe Barnett was shot and killed while attempting to rescue his captain, Captain Sam Scott, who was being shot by a gang of men in Wetumka, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma).

Lighthorseman Barnett, Captain Scott, and several other officers were guarding a wanted man when the group attacked them in order to the free the prisoner. Captain Scott was held up by two men as other criminals shot him. As Lighthorseman Barnett attempted to help Captain Scott he was also shot and killed.

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Captain Sam Scott
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Sunday, July 30, 1882
Cause: Gunfire

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Mr. Barnett,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 30, 2016

 

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