Deputy U.S. Marshal Leonidus S. "Bud" Hill

Deputy U.S. Marshal Leonidus S. "Bud" Hill

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

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1898

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Leonidus S. "Bud" Hill

Deputy Marshal Bud Hill and Special Deputy Marshal Boley Grady were shot and killed in Oklahoma while attempting to arrest a man for interrupting a religious meeting.

As they wrestled with the man the subject's father came into the room and shot both officers with a .45 caliber handgun.

The father was tried and acquitted of the murders in 1904.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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

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

July 17, 2020

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