Deputy Sheriff James Work

Deputy Sheriff James Work

Muskogee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 1911

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James Work

Deputy James Work was shot and killed as he and another deputy went to a home to arrest a man wanted for cattle theft.

As they approached the home, the suspect, his brother, and a third man, opened fire on the deputies, killing Deputy Work. All three were apprehended in Denver, Colorado, a week later. In February of 1912 one, 23, was removed from jail to a hospital where he died from pneumonia.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Work,
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 Muskogee County.


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