Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/21/1884
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Assistant Marshal Thomas Nixon was shot and killed while on foot patrol. He was ambushed and shot by a former assistant marshal with whom he had a long standing feud.
The suspect was acquitted of murder charges in 1885, but reportedly killed in Texas in 1886.
Assistant Marshal Nixon had served with the agency for 11 years.
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Deputy Sheriff Antonio Lino Valdez