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Deputy Sheriff Louis Falkenburg | Weston County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming Weston County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

Deputy Sheriff

Louis Falkenburg

Weston County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch: Saturday, October 31, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never charged

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Deputy Sheriff Louis Falkenburg and Sheriff Bill Miller were shot and killed while attempting to arrest members of an Indian tribe wanted for slaughtering livestock belonging to local ranchers.

During the shootout both officers received fatal injuries and five of the Indians were also shot and killed. No suspects were ever charged as none of the Indians could be identified.

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Sheriff Bill Miller
Weston County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming
End of Watch: Thursday, November 5, 1903
Cause: Gunfire

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RIP Deputy Falkenburg. 110 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Wyoming and the United States. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous
November 5, 2013

 

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