Deputy U.S. Marshal Lafayette "Lafe" Shadley

Deputy U.S. Marshal Lafayette "Lafe" Shadley

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

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1893

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Lafayette "Lafe" Shadley

Deputy Marshal Lafe Shadley, Deputy Marshal Thomas Hueston and Deputy Marshal Richard Speed were shot and killed during a gunfight with a group of seven outlaws in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory (modern day Oklahoma). The marshals had gone to the town in search of the outlaws, who were wanted for the murder of Marshal Charles Connelly, of the Coffeyville, Kansas, Police Department, and encountered one of them on horseback. The suspect and a marshal immediately exchanged gunfire and the suspect was wounded.

A second suspect, who was in a nearby hotel, began shooting at officers from the rooftop with a Winchester rifle. During the course of the shootout the suspect shot and killed all three marshals from his vantage point. The suspect was eventually apprehended, served time, and was then released. The man was later shot and killed by police during a separate shootout.

Deputy Marshal Shadley is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Friday, September 1, 1893
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Shot and killed

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DUSM Shadley,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy


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September 3, 2023

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