Deputy U.S. Marshal Newton LeForce

Deputy U.S. Marshal Newton LeForce

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

End of Watch Thursday, December 13, 1894

Newton LeForce

Deputy Marshal LeForce was shot and killed while he and a posse searched for two train robbers near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. As the posse approached a haystack several dogs began barking, awakening one of the suspects and his wife, who were sleeping in the haystack.

The suspect opened fire and the posse returned fire. Deputy Marshal LeForce was mortally wounded during the shootout. It is unknown if he was wounded by the suspect or by crossfire. He died of his wounds the following day.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 12, 1894
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Marshal LeForce,
On today, the 121st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2015

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