Posseman John Garritson

Posseman John Garritson

Delaware Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, January 6, 1917

John Garritson

Posseman John Garritson and City Marshal Charles Bullock where shot and killed when Marshal Bullock led a posse of seven men pursuing the "Poe/Hart gang" for the armed robbery of a local store. The gang was trailed to a wooded area where a gang of fifteen men ambushed the Marshal’s small posse.

Posseman Gartison was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

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