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

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Bernard "Barney" Connelley

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 19, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Hanged n 1892

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Deputy Marshal Bernard Connelley was shot and killed in the line of duty in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) trying to execute a warrant for adultery.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and hanged in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on April 27, 1892; a second suspect was imprisoned in Detroit on a charge of manslaughter.

Deputy Connelley was predeceased by his wife and daughter.

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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 122nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 27, 2013

 

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