Special Deputy Marshal Lewis Merritt

Special Deputy Marshal Lewis Merritt

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

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1883

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Lewis Merritt

Special Deputy Lewis Marshal Merritt and Special Deputy Marshal Addison Beck were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for whiskey violations.

They located the man in a cornfield in between Childer's Station (present-day Sallisaw) and Webbers Falls, Muskogee County, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). As they attempted to arrest him and other men a shootout erupted and both officers were fatally wounded.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation

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Special DUSM Merritt,
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

September 28, 2023

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