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Assistant Marshal Joe Dale Hartman | Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma

Assistant Marshal

Joe Dale Hartman

Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, May 20, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Assistant Marshal Joe Hartman and Marshal William James were shot and killed by a suspect who had been arrested for being drunk in public. While at city hall the suspect struck Marshal James in the head and escaped. He went home, obtained a 12 gauge shotgun, and returned to the city hall where he shot and killed both officers.

The suspect was convicted of the murders and sentenced to life in prison.

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City Marshal William Aaron James
Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, May 20, 1962
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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May 20, 2015

 

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