Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wesley Adair

Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wesley Adair

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

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1921

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George Wesley Adair

Deputy Marshal George Adair succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained in Boswell, Oklahoma, the previous day when he was shot by a bootlegger he had previously arrested.

Despite being wounded, Deputy Marshal Adair was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The man was arrested and charged with Deputy Marshal Adair's murder.

Deputy Marshal Adair was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Deputy Marshal Adair,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2016

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