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Deputy James A. Coggburn | Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

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James A. Coggburn

Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 30, 1879

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy James Coggburn and Deputy William Bates were shot and killed while leading a posse that was pursuing several horse thieves along Bee Creek, near the Missouri - Arkansas state border.

Both deputies were killed during a shootout that ensued after the posse cornered the subjects in a cabin.

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Deputy William J. Bates
Taney County Sheriff's Office, Missouri
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 30, 1879
Cause: Gunfire

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