Deputy U.S. Marshal John Mack Weir

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Mack Weir

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

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1883

Add to My Heroes

John Mack Weir

Deputy Marshal John Weir was shot and killed by a prisoner at Pawhuska, Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma). Deputy Weir, a second deputy marshal, and a cook were transporting the prisoner from Fort Reno to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and had made camp at Pawhuska.

The other deputy marshal and cook left to go to the Osage Agency and when they returned they found Deputy Marshal Weir's body. He had been shot several times and had been assaulted with an axe. The prisoner had fled the scene with Deputy Weir's revolver and ammunition. The man was shot and killed several weeks later by friends of two brothers he murdered during a robbery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

DUSM Weir,
On today, the 140th 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 2, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.