Special Deputy Marshal Perry DuVal

Special Deputy Marshal Perry DuVal

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 1873

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Perry DuVal

Marshal DuVal was shot and killed by a prisoner he was escorting from Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to the federal court at Fort Smith, Arkansas. While camping out overnight northwest of Muskogee, Indian Territory, one of the prisoners took his handcuffs off, obtained Marshal DuVal's weapon, and shot him in the head. He then shot and wounded two other marshals before being shot and wounded. The suspect was convicted of the murder and hanged in 1874.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1874

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This man is related to my father, many times we as a family went to visit his guns at Fort Smith i wish we had more information on him..

Marquita Cribb
great great great family member

March 24, 2013

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