Deputy U.S. Marshal Dave H. Layman

Deputy U.S. Marshal Dave H. Layman

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

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 1883

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Dave H. Layman

Deputy Marshal Layman was shot and killed by a suspect who had been upset that the deputy had disarmed him.

Deputy Marshal Layman and one of his deputies were traveling with three prisoners in the Choctaw Nation and had setup camp near a home.

The owner of the home, along with Deputy Marshal Layman and three other men, crossed into Texas to attend a wedding. When they returned to the camp two of the men became engaged in an argument. Deputy Marshal Layman disarmed the two, who then left the area. They returned with weapons and shot Deputy Marshal Layman several times, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

prisoner custody, retaliation

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DUSM Layman,
On today, the 142nd 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(Retired)

April 10, 2024

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