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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my grand father was clarence shadley,with daniel boone shadley as my great granfather. clarence was a deputy sheriff of wapallo co.iowa in the early 1900. i was a law enforcement officer in davis county, iowa from 2002 to 2015 area. lafe was daniel boone shadley uncle. it must be in the blood. if lafe only knew that it would carry on into the year 2000 of law enforcement.

wesley bales

January 26, 2022

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