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Town Marshal John Conger | Oak Ridge Marshal's Office, Louisiana Oak Ridge Marshal's Office, Louisiana

Town Marshal

John Conger

Oak Ridge Marshal's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, June 27, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Town Marshal John Conger was shot and killed as he and his posse attempted to arrest six men who shot and wounded two Morehouse Parish Deputies.

A day earlier two deputies arrested a man for assaulting a woman near Oak Ridge. As they were walking their prisoner to jail, they were shot and seriously wounded when six men opened fire on them from ambush. The suspects dispersed and later rendezvoused at a cabin two miles from Oak Ridge.

Upon learning their whereabouts, Marshal Conger and several men went to arrest them. As they approached their cabin the suspects opened fire. During the melee which followed, Marshal Conger was hit eleven times and killed; one posseman was killed; two possemen were wounded; and all six suspects were shot and killed.

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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
July 4, 2015


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