Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houstan

Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houstan

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1894

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Sequoyah Houstan

Deputy Sequoyah Houstan was shot and killed in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) while riding with a posse to arrest members of an outlaw gang.

One of the suspects was shot and wounded and a second was later hung for the murder of Guard Lawrence Keating of the United States Marshals Service. Guard Keating was murdered on July 26, 1895, during an escape attempt from Fort Smith Prison in Arkansas.

Deputy Houstan was survived by his wife and two children, and is buried in Blue Springs Cemetery, Gideon, Cherokee County, Oklahoma.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Hanged in 1896

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Deputy Sheriff Houston,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 17, 2019

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