Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 day
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 1/16/1871
Suspect: Not available
Deputy James McMahan and Deputy Charles Nichols were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. While the officers attempted to handcuff him he produced a handgun and shot both officers.
The suspect was one of two brothers, John Younger, known as the Younger Gang who shot and killed Deputy Edwin Daniels, of the St. Clair County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, on March 17, 1874. The brother who murdered Deputy Nichols and Deputy McMahan was also shot and killed in the shootout known as the Roscoe Gunfight. The Younger Gang was also connected to the death of Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Frank West in 1886 by the husband of Bell Starr, an accomplice of the Younger Gang.
Deputy McMahan had served with the agency for one day. He was survived by his wife and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Nichols
Deputy Sheriff Edwin P. Daniels
Police Officer Frank West