Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Milligan

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Milligan

Cimarron County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 1909

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Benjamin F. Milligan

Deputy Benjamin Milligan was shot and killed in Boise City after arresting a man wanted in Texas.

Before taking the prisoner from the arrest location, Deputy Milligan allowed him to use a restroom as the deputy waited outside. When the suspect exited the restroom he was armed with a gun and shot Deputy Milligan, killing him. The suspect was never apprehended.

Deputy Milligan had served with the Cimarron County Sheriff's Office for only 6 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Deputy Sheriff Milligan,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cimarron County.


United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2019

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