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

Lewis Merritt

Marshal Merritt and Marshal Addison Beck were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for whiskey violations. They located the man in a corn field in Muskogee County, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). As they attempted to arrest the suspect and other men a shootout errupted and Marshal Beck and Marshal Merritt 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

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Rest In Peace Brother. It's been 134 years since your sacrifice and you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 27, 2017

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