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City Marshal Charles T. Farrow | Okemah Police Department, Oklahoma Okemah Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

Charles T. Farrow

Okemah Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, July 4, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/3/1909

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentence commuted to life

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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.

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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.


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July 4, 2016


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