Special Deputy Marshal William Spivey

Special Deputy Marshal William Spivey

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

End of Watch Thursday, August 6, 1874

William Spivey

Marshal Spivey was shot and killed in a shootout with two horse thieves in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). After chasing the men to the Red River a shootout ensued and one of the suspects was shot and wounded. The suspect was able to shoot Marshal Spivey in the head, fatally wounding him. The suspect was sentenced to death and was hanged in 1875 with five other men.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1875

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 139th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

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