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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Fields | 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

John Fields

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 19, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy Marshal Fields was shot and killed while he and a posse attempted to arrest a man near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, for the murder of Deputy Marshal Dan Maples on May 5, 1887. Several attempts had been made to arrest the man during the five years since Deputy Marshal Maples' murder. The man had been barricaded in a fortified cabin and was able to repel the attempts made to arrest him. Three weeks after the murder of Deputy Marshal Fields another attempt was made in which the man was arrested.

The suspect was finally killed in a succesful raid on the home. The home was riddled with thousands of rounds of gunfire, shot by cannon fire, and then blown up with dynamite.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Maples
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, May 5, 1887
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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Phyllis Loya

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October 19, 2009

 

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