Special Deputy Marshal William Hicks

Special Deputy Marshal William Hicks

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

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1872

William Hicks

Special Deputy Marshal William Hicks and seven other deputy marshals were shot and killed as he a group of ten marshals attempted to arrest a man for murdering a married couple.

The suspect was being tried in an Indian court since the murdered woman was Indian. As the deputies approached the courthouse, which was being held in a schoolhouse, several Indians exited and opened fire on them, killing eight of the ten marshals. The incident was named the Going Snake Massacre.

Deputy Marshal Owens succumbed to his injuries several hours after the incident.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Special Deputy Marshal Hicks,
On today, the 144th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 15, 2016

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