Deputy U.S. Marshal John B. Jones

Deputy U.S. Marshal John B. Jones

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

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 1903

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John B. Jones

Deputy Marshal Jones was shot and killed on the Osage Tribe Reservation in Oklahoma while attempting to arrest a drunk man at an Independence Day celebration. The man was standing at the top of a darkened stairway. As Deputy Marshal Jones attempted to talk him down the man raised a rifle and shot him, killing him instantly.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

At the time of his death, Deputy Marshal Jones also served as the constable for the City of Pawhuska and as a deputy sheriff for Osage Nation Indian Territory. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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DUSM Jones,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2023

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