Lieutenant Henry Bullhead

Lieutenant Henry Bullhead

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, December 19, 1890

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Henry Bullhead

Lieutenant Bullhead was shot and killed during an attack by a group of American Indians. This photograph of Lieutenant Bullhead is used with permission of the Denver Public Library, Western History/Genealogy Department.

A total of six officers from the United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs were killed when they were attacked following the arrest of Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux Indian tribe in South Dakota. After arresting the Chief the officers were traveling back to their headquarters when they were attacked by a group led by the chief's son. Four officers were killed and two were wounded in the attack. The Sioux Chief was also killed along with his son. The two injured officers later died of their wounds.

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  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Dakota
  • Incident Date Monday, December 15, 1890
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Lt. Bullhead,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 19, 2020

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