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Posse Member Joseph Carl Akin | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Posse Member

Joseph Carl Akin

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

End of Watch: Sunday, February 21, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Utah

Incident Date: 2/21/1915

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Never tried

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Posseman Joseph Akin was shot and killed in Bluff, Utah, while attempting to arrest a member of the Piute tribe for murder.

Several U.S. Marshals had organized the posse to assist with moving several of the Piute tribe members to a reservation. The subject was never tried for his murder.

Posseman Akin was survived by his wife, child, mother, and three siblings.

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