Deputy Marshal Pinkney Freeman Bough

Deputy Marshal Pinkney Freeman Bough

Oolitic Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1922

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Pinkney Freeman Bough

Deputy Marshal Pinkney Bough was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two subjects at the Oolitic Movie Theater.

Deputy Marshal Bough had asked the subjects to move their illegally parked car. When they refused, Deputy Marshal Bough told them if they did not move their car they would be arrested. When the subjects still refused, Deputy Marshal Bough attempted to arrest them. One suspect drew a gun and shot and killed Deputy Marshal Bough.

Both suspects, 20 and 22, were arrested the next day. They were both convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 2 to 21 years in prison.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .30 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years


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Deputy Marshal Bough,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oolitic.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2022

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