Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland

Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland

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

End of Watch Friday, February 23, 1872

Clement McCausland

Deputy Marshal Clement McCausland died after being caught in a severe snowstorm while pursuing two escapees in the Dakota Territory on February 23rd, 1872.

He was transporting four prisoners on the Red River from Fargo to Fort Pembina when two of them escaped approximately 18 miles from Frog Point, near Grand Rapids. Deputy Marshal McCausland began to pursue them, however, was caught in blizzard like conditions.

A search party located his frozen body on February 27th, 1872.

Deputy Marshal McCausland was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure
  • Location North Dakota

escape attempt

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 146th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 11, 2016

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