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Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Melvin Goddard | 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

Herbert Melvin Goddard

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 14, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 8/13/1900

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Marshal Herbert Goddard succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day in Goodwater, Oklahoma, while attempting to serve a warrant for disorderly conduct. Despite being wounded, Deputy Marshal Goddard was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

The man was arrested the following week.

Deputy Marshal Goddard had served with the United States Marshals Service for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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His grave is in Cooper Cemetery, Little River County, Arkansas.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15700301

Paul Goddard
February 1, 2017

 

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