Special Deputy Marshal Sam Beck

Special Deputy Marshal Sam Beck

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

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1872

Sam Beck

Special Deputy Marshal Sam Beck and seven other deputy marshals were shot and killed as he a group of ten marshals attempted to arrest a man for murdering a married couple.

The suspect was being tried in an Indian court since the murdered woman was Indian. As the deputies approached the courthouse, which was being held in a schoolhouse, several Indians exited and opened fire on them, killing eight of the ten marshals. The incident was named the Going Snake Massacre.

Deputy Marshal Owens succumbed to his injuries several hours after the incident.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Cousin Sam Beck...
Thank you.
RIP.
I will see you on the other side....
With Love,
Your Great + Grand daughter

Bonni Stoddard, Veteran
Great Grand Daughter

October 4, 2016

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