City Marshal Edward Baum

City Marshal Edward Baum

Checotah Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 1909

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Edward Baum

Marshal Baum and Deputy Herman Odom, of the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on the leader of a militant Creek Indian group who was accused of stealing livestock. As a large posse approached the man's home, approximately 15 miles from Checotah, shots were fired and Marshal Baum was fatally wounded. Deputy Odom was shot and killed as he tried to go to Marshal Baum's aid.

The suspected shooter was wounded by return fire but managed to escape. He was apprehended five months later in Muskogee and found to be near death from three bullet wounds. He died several days later.

Marshal Baum had served as city marshal for 2 years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 27, 2012

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