Deputy U.S. Marshal James E. Richardson

Deputy U.S. Marshal James E. Richardson

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

End of Watch Monday, March 29, 1886

Add to My Heroes

James E. Richardson

Deputy Marshal Richardson was shot and killed near Choteau Station, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma), while attempting to arrest a man who had escaped from his custody approximately two weeks earlier. During the arrest the man resisted and opened fire, killing Deputy Marshal Richardson.

Other posse members returned fired but did not strike the suspect. It is believed that the suspect was never apprehended.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

Deputy U.S. Marshal Richardson,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.