Deputy U.S. Marshal George W. Leihy

Deputy U.S. Marshal George W. Leihy

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1866

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George W. Leihy

Deputy Marshal George Leihy was killed in Bell's Canyon while returning from Prescott, Arizona, to La Paz, Arizona.

Deputy Leihy was the Indian Agent at La Paz and was warned he had offended some of his charges and should be on his guard. He disregarded his advisers and would go about the country alone and unarmed. During a return trip from Prescott, about ten miles below Skull Valley where the road passes through Bell's Canyon, Marshal Leihy and his lone companion were waylaid and killed.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Marshal Leihy,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2016

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