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Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas R. Madden | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Thomas R. Madden

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

End of Watch: Sunday, April 19, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Marshal Thomas Madden was shot and killed by a man seeking revenge for his work as a deputy marshal at Braggs, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma).

A group of men, known as the Kee-too-wah Society, had threatened to murder him and burn down his house. Despite the threat, Deputy Marshal Madden refused to leave the area. One member of the group, went to his home and fatally shot him.

The man who shot him, and several members of the Kee-too-wah Soceity, were arrested and charged with his murder.

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I just found this memorial page. Deputy Marshal Madden was my great-grandfather. Thank you all for your kind words and your service.

Sheila Madden Smith
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August 11, 2017

 

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