City Marshal W. R. Shaver

City Marshal W. R. Shaver

Boley Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, August 14, 1905

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My name Mary Ella Jackson and Uncle Dick was my great great uncle. My grandfather was John Shaver of Eufaula, Ok and Uncle Dick was his uncle, my mom Johnnie Mae Shaver-Jackson was Uncle Dick’s great niece. It is an honor to be related to such a legacy. I get emotional and smile every time I read about him. I too have heard stories about Uncle Dick from my grandfather “Big Papa” John Shaver as well as from his son Little John. It always made/makes me feel proud to be connected to this extraordinary man that I never knew but yet feel so connected to. I’m so glad that he finally got his props for his contribution to service and history. RIP Uncle Dick. With Love❤️

Mary Ella Jackson
Great Great Niece

August 1, 2018

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