City Marshal Ben J. Higbee

City Marshal Ben J. Higbee

Coyle Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 1904

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Ben J. Higbee

Marshal Ben Higbee was accidentally shot and killed when his pistol fell from its holster as he struggled with a suspect. The gun discharged with it struck the ground, and the round struck him in the groin.

He succumbed to the wound two days later.

Marshal Higbee had served with the agency for only one month.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 30, 1904

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City Marshal Higbee,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coyle.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 1, 2024

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