Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Melvin Goddard

Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Melvin Goddard

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

End of Watch Tuesday, August 14, 1900

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Herbert Melvin Goddard

Deputy Marshal Herbert Goddard succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day in Goodwater, Oklahoma, while attempting to serve a warrant for disorderly conduct. Despite being wounded, Deputy Marshal Goddard was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

The man was arrested the following week.

Deputy Marshal Goddard had served with the United States Marshals Service for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Monday, August 13, 1900
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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His grave is in Cooper Cemetery, Little River County, Arkansas.

Paul Goddard

February 1, 2017

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