Town Marshal A. J. Boyd

Town Marshal A. J. Boyd

Langston Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, May 11, 1900

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A. J. Boyd

Town Marshal A.J. Boyd was shot and killed by a subject whom he had confiscated a pistol from earlier in the day.

The man had been involved in a fight with a second subject and brandished a revolver. Marshal Boyd broke up the fight and seized the man's revolver.

A short time later the man encountered Marshal Boyd and requested his revolver back, but the request was denied. The man then went home, retrieved a Winchester rifle, and again located Marshal Boyd. When Marshal Boyd again refused to return the revolver the man shot him in the chest with the rifle.

The man was arrested a short time later, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Sentenced to life

retaliation, weapons violation

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