City Marshal Charles T. Farrow

City Marshal Charles T. Farrow

Okemah Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 4, 1909

Charles T. Farrow

City Marshal Charles Farrow was shot and killed by a pool hall owner whom he had arrested several days earlier for selling illegal alcohol.

After being released, the subject replenished the alcohol and made threats against Marshal Farrow. On July 3rd, 1909, Marshal Farrow returned to the pool hall but was shot as he entered the establishment. He was able to walk to a doctor's office but died at approximately 4:00 am the following the morning.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. In 1910 Governor Charles N. Haskell commuted his sentence to life.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 3, 1909
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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Marshal Farrow,
On today, the 107th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Okemah.

R.I.P.
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