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Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Dalton | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Frank Dalton

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

End of Watch: Sunday, November 27, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marshal Frank Dalton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a horse thief in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) near the Arkansas River.

The following week the suspect shot and killed Deputy Marshal Ed Stokley as he and a posse attempted to arrest the man. The suspect was shot and killed by another posse member after shooting Deputy Marshal Stokley.

Deputy Marshal Dalton had served with the agency for 3 years and is buried in Elmwood Cemtery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas.

Deputy Marshal Dalton was the older brother of Bob, Grat, Emmett and Mason Bill Dalton. Bob and Grat Dalton had served as Deputy United States Marshals in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) but later turned to crime, forming the Dalton Gang. Bob and Grat were killed in the Coffeyville, Kansas bank robbery and shooting on October 5, 1892, in which one police officer was killed, and Emmett was captured. Mason Bill Dalton was involved in the killing of three officers in Ingalls, Oklahoma in September, 1893. He was later killed by officers near Ardmore, Oklahoma, in June, 1894.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal E. A. "Ed" Stokley
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, December 3, 1887
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Marshal Dalton,
On today, the 129th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
November 27, 2016

 

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