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.

Marshal Shaver's great-great-grandson, Police Officer Stephan Gray, was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 15th, 2004, while serving with the Merced Police Department, California.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Who would've thought that nearly 100 years later another family member would heroically and selflessly give of himself in the line of duty like you did in the name of public safety. God Bless you, your great-great grandson Officer Gray and your entire family, and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

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