City Marshal Walter C. Floyd

City Marshal Walter C. Floyd

Roff Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, June 24, 1923

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Walter C. Floyd

Marshal Walter Floyd was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had refused to surrender a shotgun he was carrying through town.

Marshal Floyd was unarmed during the initial confrontation and went to arm himself. When he returned to Ninth Street to arrest the man, he was shot. He died at 3:00 am the following morning.

The suspect, who pleaded self-defense, was tried and acquitted.

He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 23, 1923
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

weapons violation

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Marshal Floyd,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roff.


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