Deputy U.S. Marshal William Fields

Deputy U.S. Marshal William Fields

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

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 1887

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William Fields

Deputy Marshal Fields was shot and killed near Eufaula, Oklahoma, while he and another deputy marshal attempted to serve a warrant on a man for stealing from a railroad boxcar. As the marshals rode up to a camp they recognized the man. The suspect suddenly grabbed a shotgun and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Marshal Fields. The other marshal returned fire and wounded the suspect, who was then arrested.

Deputy Fields was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

warrant service

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While conducting research, found this info about my Great-Grandmother's husband. His son is Elmer Fields, half-brother to Irene Sanders, my grandmother.

From one former LE officer to another, your heroism will not be forgotten

Nancy Sutton
Great Grand-daughter of wife - Clarienda Doctor Fields Sanders

February 29, 2020

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