Captain Sam Scott

Captain Sam Scott

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 30, 1882

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Sam Scott

Captain Scott and Lighthorseman Joe Barnett were shot and killed while guarding a prisoner in Wetumka, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). Lighthorseman Barnett, Captain Scott, and several other officers were guarding a wanted man when the group of men attacked them in order to the free the prisoner. Captain Scott was held up by two men as other criminals shot him. As Lighthorseman Barnett attempted to help Captain Scott he was also shot and killed.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Capt. Scott,
On today, 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

July 30, 2022

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