Posseman John Garritson

Posseman John Garritson

Delaware Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, January 6, 1917

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John Garritson

Posseman John Garritson and City Marshal Charles Bullock where shot and killed when Marshal Bullock led a posse of seven men pursuing the "Poe/Hart gang" for the armed robbery of a local store. The gang was trailed to a wooded area where a gang of fifteen men ambushed the Marshal’s small posse.

Posseman Gartison was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Delaware County.


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January 6, 2018

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