Deputy U.S. Marshal John Poe

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Poe

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

End of Watch Wednesday, September 25, 1901

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John Poe

Deputy Marshal Poe was shot and killed as he and another deputy marshal attempted to intervene in a disturbance aboard a Frisco Railroad train in Indian Territory. One of the men involved in the disturbance knocked Deputy Marshal Poe to the ground and was then able to disarm the other deputy marshal.

As Deputy Marshal Poe attempted to get off of the ground the suspect shot him with the other deputy marshal's service revolver. Deputy Marshal Poe died a short time later.

The suspect, and three other men, were taken into custody by the train's conductor and other passengers.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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