Deputy U.S. Marshal Bernard "Barney" Connelley

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bernard "Barney" Connelley

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

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 1891

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Bernard "Barney" Connelley

Deputy Marshal Bernard Connelley was shot and killed in the line of duty in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) trying to execute a warrant for adultery.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and hanged in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on April 27, 1892; a second suspect was imprisoned in Detroit on a charge of manslaughter.

Deputy Connelley was predeceased by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Hanged n 1892

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

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