Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Sumter

Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Sumter

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

End of Watch Wednesday, August 9, 1933

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Robert Sumter

Deputy Marshal Robert Sumter was shot and killed near Lehigh, Oklahoma while serving court papers.

While he was serving papers, he got a lead that some men were working on a still nearby. When he discovered the site and several men at a still, one of the men shot Deputy Marshal Sumter with a shotgun, killing him.

The shooter was discovered a few miles from Lehigh and was convicted of murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison. He was paroled in 1952 following the death of Deputy Marshal Sumter's widow.

Deputy Marshal Sumter was survived by his wife and two children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1952

alcohol violation, civil papers

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DUSM Sumter,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2023

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