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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Deputy U.S. Marshal Hill,
On today, the 117th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Deputy U.S. Marshal for your service and sacrifice for our Country. It sickens me to read that your murderer was acquitted. Hopefully he's paying for his crime now.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2015

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