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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Mack Weir | 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

John Mack Weir

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

End of Watch: Monday, July 2, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marshal John Weir was shot and killed by a prisoner at Pawhuska, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). Deputy Weir, a second deputy marshal, and a cook were transporting the prisoner from Fort Reno to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and had made camp at Pawhuska.

The other deputy marshal and cook left to go to the Osage Agency and when they returned they found Deputy Marshal Weir's body. He had been shot several times and had been assaulted with an axe. The prisoner had fled the scene with Deputy Weir's revolver and ammunition. The man was shot and killed several weeks later by friends of two brothers he murdered during a robbery.

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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
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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