Deputy U.S. Marshal John Fields

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Fields

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

End of Watch Wednesday, October 19, 1892

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John Fields

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Fields was shot and killed while he and a posse attempted to arrest a man near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, for the murder of Deputy Marshal Dan Maples on May 5th, 1887.

Several attempts had been made to arrest the man during the five years since Deputy Marshal Maples' murder. The man had been barricaded in a fortified cabin and was able to repel the attempts made to arrest him. Three weeks after the murder of Deputy Marshal Fields another attempt was made in which the man was killed.

The suspect was finally killed in a successful raid on the home. The home was riddled with thousands of rounds of gunfire, shot by cannon fire, and then blown up with dynamite.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 19, 2009

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