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City Marshal John Howard | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

John Howard

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, June 14, 1889

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted

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City Marshal John Howard was shot and killed by the man he replaced as city marshal just one day after being sworn in.

The suspect, angry about his dismissal and replacement, began shooting up the 100 block of West Reno Street. When Marshal Howard responded a gun battle ensued and Marshal Howard was shot and killed.

The suspect was wounded. He was tried and acquitted on self-defense, not unusual in a mutual combat situation for that time. However, the shooter was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was reduced to life in prison and the suspect was pardoned after serving eight years in prison.

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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 15, 2015


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