Captain Sam Cudgo

Captain Sam Cudgo

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Lighthorsemen Police, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 1885

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Sam Cudgo

Captain Sam Cudgo and Captain Thomas Cloud were shot and killed near Sacred Heart Mission, Oklahoma.

A posse had gone to the location to arrest a man for the murder of his brother-in-law. As the officers approached the shack the man started firing through the cracks in the walls. Captain Cudgo was shot in the abdomen and died one hour later. Captain Cloud was shot in the leg and died two days later.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

murder suspect, warrant service

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Captain Cudgo,
On today, the 133rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the Seminole Nation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2018

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