Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houston

Deputy Sheriff Sequoyah Houston

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1894

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Sequoyah Houston

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

The posse located the gang at The Halfway House on Fourteen Mile Creek near present-day Hulbert (halfway between Tahlequah and Wagoner).

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 26th, 1895, during an escape attempt from Fort Smith Prison in Arkansas.

Deputy Houston 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

warrant service, arrest attempt

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To Todd Clark, my great grandfather was with your great grandfather when he was shot and killed. My GGF was Dick Crittenden USDM. The cabin on 14 mile creek was he and his wife Effie Crittendens'. All brave men and women. Effie was a US Deputy Marshall as well. My name is Darrel Crittenden Norman Oklahoma


March 2, 2024

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