Deputy Marshal Thomas Nalley

Deputy Marshal Thomas Nalley

Scofield Marshal's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1902

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Thomas Nalley

Deputy Marshal Thomas Nalley succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained eight days earlier when he was beaten and shot in the back of the head in Scofield. Deputy Nalley and six more deputies went to a home at the request of neighbors complaining about the noise from a party being held there. Once inside the home the home owner and his bartender attacked Deputy Nalley as other men fought with the other deputies.. The bartender produced a pistol and shot Deputy Nalley. At the same time someone cut off the lights. Several wild shots were fired; the home owner was killed and others suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The bartender was arrested and charged with Deputy Nalley's murder. No trial records about the murder exist.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, October 6, 1902
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Deputy Marshal Nalley,
Sir, it has taken over 113 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Scofield.


United States Border Patrol

February 16, 2015

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