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Deputy U.S. Marshal John M. Beard | 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

John M. Beard

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

End of Watch: Sunday, December 9, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal Beard was shot and killed when he and another deputy marshal went to a ranch south of Claremore, Oklahoma, to return a borrowed saddle. When they arrived at the ranch they were met at the door by a man who was pointing a Winchester rifle at them. The man was wanted by federal and Indian courts. Deputy Marshal Beard drew his weapon and fired at the man but missed. The suspect shot back and shot Deputy Marshal Beard in the head. The man then stole Deputy Marshal Beard's gun and fled on horseback.

Deputy Marshal Beard was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Marshal Beard,
On today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 9, 2016

 

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