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City Marshal James Eli Parish | Bennington Police Department, Oklahoma Bennington Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

James Eli Parish

Bennington Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 23, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed; One apprehended

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Marshal James Parish was shot and killed from ambush while confiscating cattle from a subject.

Marshal Parish had served judgement papers against the man before taking the cattle.

As he returned to town, he was ambushed by the man's two sons and killed. Marshal Parish managed to return fire mortally wounding one suspect. The other suspect was apprehended and charged with murder.

Marshal Parish had served with the Bennington Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Marshal Parish,
On today, the 104th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bennington.


United States Border Patrol
July 23, 2016


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