Posse Member Joseph Carl Akin

Posse Member Joseph Carl Akin

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1915

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Joseph Carl Akin

Posseman Joseph Akin was shot and killed in Bluff, Utah, while attempting to arrest a member of the Piute tribe for murder.

Several U.S. Marshals had organized the posse to assist with moving several of the Piute tribe members to a reservation. The subject was never tried for his murder.

Posseman Akin was survived by his wife, child, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Utah
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never tried

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February 21, 2014

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