Guard Lawrence Keating

Guard Lawrence Keating

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

End of Watch Friday, July 26, 1895

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Lawrence Keating

Guard Lawrence Keating was shot and killed during a shootout at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

A prisoner at the location, who was in custody for the 1892 murder of Deputy Marshal Floyd Wilson, in Indian Territory, assisted authorities with talking Guard Keating's murderer to surrender. As a result the prisoner was pardoned for Deputy Marshal Wilson's murder. After being pardoned the man continued to rob banks and was shot and killed during a bank robbery in Arkansas in 1921.

The prisoner who murdered Guard Keating was in prison for the June 17th, 1894, murder of Deputy Sequoyah Houston, of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He was subsequently hanged on March 17th, 1896.

Guard Keating had served with the United States Marshals Service for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Hanged in 1896

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 26, 2020

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