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Deputy U.S. Marshal William H. Irwin | 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

William H. Irwin

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 13, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Hung in 1889

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Deputy Marshal Irwin was shot and killed in Oklahoma while escorting a prisoner to the federal prison in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Two members of the prisoner's gang ambushed Deputy Marshal Irwin and killed him. The gang leader was shot and killed the following year. One of the two suspects who ambushed the marshal was arrested and hanged in Fort Smith on August 30, 1889. The other suspect was never apprehended.

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