Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 1895

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John Garrett

Deputy Marshal Garrett was shot and killed while responding to a robbery at a town grocery store in Okmulgee, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). The five suspects were apprehended and later hanged for the murder. Marshal Garrett was one of the few black marshals to bring order to Indian Territory.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Five executed

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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