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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett | 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 Garrett

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 30, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Five executed

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Deputy Marshal Garrett was shot and killed while responding to a robbery at a town grocery store in Okmulgee, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). The five suspects were apprehended and later hanged for the murder. Marshal Garrett was one of the few black marshals to bring order to Indian Territory.

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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 118th 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
January 23, 2013

 

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