Deputy U.S. Marshal Sherman Russell

Deputy U.S. Marshal Sherman Russell

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

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 1893

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Sherman Russell

Deputy Marshal Sherman Russell was assassinated in Muskogee.

Hard feelings existed between a man and Marshal Russell's family. Deputy Marshal Russell was shot and killed by a man hired to kill him while he was leaving church. The subject and the killer surrounded Deputy Marshal Sherman. The killer and the subject fled.

The man who hired the killer was apprehended and was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On June 24, 1903, he was pardoned by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Deputy Marshal Russell was survived by his wife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush, assassinated

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DUSM Russell,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

July 12, 2023

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