Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 12/3/1935
Suspect: Not available
Chief Bolton died of a gunshot wound he received while attempting to stop a group of inmates from escaping from the jail. As Chief Bolton reached for his weapon, he was shot in the face. He died two days later from his wounds.
Three of the fugitives were captured and three were killed while resisting arrest.
Chief Bolton had served with the Muskogee Police Department for 13 years, and was survived by his wife and three children.