City Marshal John Louis Wilson

City Marshal John Louis Wilson

Nowata Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, February 8, 1898

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John Louis Wilson

City Marshal John Wilson was shot and killed after responding to disturbance at a local delivery depot.

One of the subjects involved in the argument had discharged his weapon. When Marshal Wilson arrived the man shot him. Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Wilson returned fire and killed the subject.

Marshal Wilson was a widower and was survived by one child.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

disorderly, shots fired call

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City Marshal Wilson,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nowata.


United States Border Patrol

February 8, 2023

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