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Deputy Sheriff George W. Lockhart | Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

George W. Lockhart

Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Monday, February 7, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy George Lockhart was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on the Navajo Indian Reservation for stealing a horse. As the suspect resisted arrest Deputy Lockhart fatally shot him. Several other members of the reservation opened fire, killing Deputy Lockhart and two men who had accompanied him.

Deputy Lockhart was survived by his wife and four children.

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