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Chief of Detectives Ben L. Bolton | Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Detectives

Ben L. Bolton

Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, December 5, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/3/1935

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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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.

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