Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Olinger

Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Olinger

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

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1881

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Robert Olinger

Deputy Marshal Robert Olinger and Deputy Sheriff James Bell, of the Lincoln County, New Mexico, Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed during an escape attempt by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

The suspect was later shot and killed.

Marshal Olinger is buried in an unmarked grave at Ft. Stanton Cemetery, Fort Stanton, Lincoln County, New Mexico.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Officer's shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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DUSM Olinger,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

United States Border Patrol

April 28, 2021

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