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Deputy U.S. Marshal James Bourland | 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

James Bourland

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

End of Watch: Thursday, May 24, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 5/23/1906

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marshal Bourland was shot and killed by a man he had arrested the previous day and with whom he also had previous encounters. The suspect and Deputy Marshal Bourland encountered each other in a saloon in Anadarko, Oklahoma, early the following morning. The suspect immediately drew his gun and shot Deputy Marshal Bourland in the stomach. Deputy Marshal Bourland was able to return fire and shot the suspect in the leg.

Both men were taken to a local doctor's office where Deputy Marshal Bourland died the following morning. The suspect had his leg amputated and also died the following day.

Deputy Marshal Bourland also served as a deputy sheriff for the Caddo County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Department.

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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
Texas
May 25, 2015

 

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