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Special Deputy Marshal William  United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Special Deputy Marshal

William "Bill" Kirksey

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

End of Watch: Friday, May 1, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Special Deputy Marshal Bill Kirksey, Deputy Marshal Jim Guy, Special Deputy Marshal Andy Roff, and Special Deputy Marshal James Roff, were shot and killed when their posse was ambushed while attempting to arrest several horse thieves near what is present day Calico Creek, Oklahoma.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed and two others were charged with murder. The two suspects who were charged were acquitted.

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Special Deputy Marshal James Roff
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Cecil L. Kirksey

Cecil L Kirksey
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August 3, 2009

 

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