City Marshal W. R. Shaver

City Marshal W. R. Shaver

Boley Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1905

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W. R. Shaver

City Marshal W.R. Shaver was shot and killed while questioning a subject about a man he held a warrant for.

While speaking with the subject, the subject's brother approached and shot the marshal in the back with a rifle. Marshal Shaver fell from his horse but was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Marshal Shaver died 30 minutes later.

Marshal Shaver had served with the Boley Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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W.R. Shaver was my wife's great grandfather. After I did rearch on him and presented my findings to the Boley police chief and legislators, highway 62 was remamed to the W.R. Shaver Highway. We also had his name placed on the fallen officers memorial wall in DC. The link goes to the photo taken during the highway name change. I am the big guy in the suite rear left. https://images.app.goo.gl/bAFFbXyXGRPNh1n1A

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June 10, 2019

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