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

Special Deputy Marshal

Lewis Merritt

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

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1883

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Merritt and Marshal Addison Beck were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for whiskey violations. They located the man in a corn field in Muskogee County, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). As they attempted to arrest the suspect and other men a shootout errupted and Marshal Beck and Marshal Merritt were fatally wounded.

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Special Deputy Marshal Addison Beck
United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1883
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Brother. It's been 134 years since your sacrifice and you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 27, 2017

 

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