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Special Deputy Marshal Addison Beck | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Special Deputy Marshal

Addison Beck

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

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Beck and Marshal Lewis Merritt were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for whiskey violations. They located the man in a corn field in Muskogee County, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). As they attempted to arrest the suspect and other men a shootout errupted and Marshal Beck and Marshal Merritt were fatally wounded.
Marshal Beck had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Special Deputy Marshal Lewis Merritt
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1883
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Marshal Beck,
On today, the 133rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol
September 27, 2016

 

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