Deputy U.S. Marshal M. W. Joe Nix

Deputy U.S. Marshal M. W. Joe Nix

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

End of Watch Friday, August 3, 1894

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M. W. Joe Nix

Deputy Marshal Nix was shot and killed when a citizen mistook him for a criminal near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Deputy Marshal Nix had gone in search of a man he suspected of having whiskey. With his gun drawn, he rode upon a home with several men sitting on the porch. One of the men, thinking Deputy Marshal Nix was a criminal, grabbed his shotgun and ran into a nearby field. When Deputy Marshal Nix pursued him the man opened fire, killing Deputy Marshal Nix.

The man turned himself into authorities at Fort Smith, Arkansas, several days later. No charges were filed against the man because it was determined Marshal Nix never identified himself as a marshal.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender No charges filed

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Joe Nix was my great grandfather. He had a son, Cecil Nix of Greenville, Texas. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenville. Cecil was A good and honest man and was loved by family and friends. He owned and operated a small local grocery store on the property he also built his home on.

Pastor David Waters
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August 19, 2022

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