Deputy Marshal Riley Bowman Wright, Sr.

Deputy Marshal Riley Bowman Wright, Sr.

Winnfield Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1904

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Riley Bowman Wright, Sr.

Deputy Marshal Wright was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for operating a blind tiger. The 25-year-old suspect was arrested in New Mexico two months later. He was returned to Winfield and died in jail on July 16, 1905.

Deputy Marshal Wright was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in jail

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Deputy Marshal Wright,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winnfield.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 21, 2024

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