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Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houstan | United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Deputy Sheriff

Sequoyah Houstan

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, June 17, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 6/17/1894

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Hanged in 1896

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Deputy Sequoyah Houstan was shot and killed in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) while riding with a posse to arrest members of an outlaw gang.

One of the suspects was shot and wounded and a second was later hung for the murder of Guard Lawrence Keating of the United States Marshals Service. Guard Keating was murdered on July 26, 1895, during an escape attempt from Fort Smith Prison in Arkansas.

Deputy Houstan was survived by his wife and two children, and is buried in Blue Springs Cemetery, Gideon, Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

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Guard Lawrence Keating
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, July 26, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

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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. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 22, 2012

 

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