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Deputy U.S. Marshal M. W. Joe Nix | 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

M. W. Joe Nix

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

End of Watch: Friday, August 3, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: No charges filed

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Deputy Marshal Nix was shot and killed when a citizen mistook him for a criminal near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Deputy Marshal Nix had gone in search of a man he suspected of having whiskey. With his gun drawn, he rode upon a home with several men sitting on the porch. One of the men, thinking Deputy Marshal Nix was a criminal, grabbed his shotgun and ran into a nearby field. When Deputy Marshal Nix pursued him the man opened fire, killing Deputy Marshal Nix.

The man turned himself into authorities at Fort Smith, Arkansas, several days later. No charges were filed against the man because it was determined Marshal Nix never identified himself as a marshal.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2013

 

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