Special Deputy Marshal Alonzo Walter "Lon" Holden

Special Deputy Marshal Alonzo Walter "Lon" Holden

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

End of Watch Friday, May 7, 1909

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Alonzo Walter "Lon" Holden

Special Marshal Holden was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while attempting to serve a warrant on two men in Oklahoma.

Special Marshal Holden was one of 20 officers who had gone to the location to serve the warrant. The officers had arrested two men when Special Marshal Holden observed a third suspect running into the woods. When Special Marshal Holden fired his gun into the air as a warning shot, a shootout ensued. During the shootout, Special Marshal Holden was accidentally shot in the head by another officer. Two of the suspects were also killed in the shootout.

Special Marshal Holden had also served as the city marshal of Hugo, Oklahoma. He was survived by his wife and six children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Oklahoma


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Lon Holden was the oldest brother of my grandfather, J.D. "Delt" Holden. He died before my mother was born but she told me about him and his life in law enforcement.

Terry Miller

August 4, 2022

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