Special Deputy Marshal Addison Beck

Special Deputy Marshal Addison Beck

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

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1883

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Addison Beck

Marshal Beck and Marshal Lewis Merritt were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for whiskey violations. They located the man in a corn field in Muskogee County, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). As they attempted to arrest the suspect and other men a shootout errupted and Marshal Beck and Marshal Merritt were fatally wounded.
Marshal Beck had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. On this day 134 years since your EOW you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 27, 2017

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