Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houstan

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

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Sequoyah Houstan

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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Hanged in 1896

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

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