City Marshal Zachariah H. Stroud

City Marshal Zachariah H. Stroud

Harney Marshal's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1912

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Zachariah H. Stroud

City Marshal Zachariah Stroud was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several armed men who were causing a disturbance at the post office.

One man was holding a gun in front of the post office while the other went inside and fired two shots. A shootout ensued when Marshal Stroud told them they were under arrest. Marshal Stroud was struck twice and fatally wounded.

Both men, along with two others, were arrested and charged with murder. Charges against one were dropped. The other three were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 15 years.

Marshal Stroud was survived by his parents.


  • Age 45
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 to 15 years

weapons violation

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Marshal Stroud,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harney.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2022

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