Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland

Deputy U.S. Marshal Clement McCausland

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

End of Watch Friday, February 23, 1872

Clement McCausland

Deputy Marshal Clement McCausland died after being caught in a severe snowstorm while pursuing two escapees in the Dakota Territory on February 23rd, 1872.

He was transporting four prisoners on the Red River from Fargo to Fort Pembina when two of them escaped approximately 18 miles from Frog Point, near Grand Rapids. Deputy Marshal McCausland began to pursue them, however, was caught in blizzard like conditions.

A search party located his frozen body on February 27th, 1872.

Deputy Marshal McCausland was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure
  • Location North Dakota

escape attempt

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Deputy Marshal McCausland,
On today, the 146th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
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February 23, 2018

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