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City Marshal Thomas Johnson Nevitt

El Reno Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1890

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Reflections for City Marshal Thomas Johnson Nevitt

City Marshal Nevitt,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oklahoma City.


United States Border Patrol

September 20, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 20, 2020

Yesterday I attended the burial of a friend at Poheeta Cemetery near my farm and home in southeast Saline County Kansas. I had seen Deputy Nevitt's grave marker before and had wondered about what happened now 119 years ago. He is listed as Deputy U.S. Marshall and the inscription reads "... he gave a gunman a break at El Reno, OK Territory, 1890.
I don't know if there are any of his family remaining around here, but as one who has lost an officer friend in the line of duty I can assure you that regardless of what agency he served in, those of us in this little community will keep the memory of Deputy Nevitt alive.

Robert D. Winter, Civilian
No relationship

June 8, 2019

A lot more officers are on patrol here in El Reno now a days. Rest in peace.

Floyd Mullens, Sr.
Federal Correctional Inst. El Reno, Ok

September 20, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 20, 2009

Deputy Marshal Nevitt,
Sir, on today the 119th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.



September 20, 2009

You and the men like you laid the foundation to one of the greatest and oldest law enforcement agencies in the Country. Thank you for your bravery in the line of fire, you are the Finest of the Finest.


September 10, 2009

It may have taken over 100 years, but the time finally came for you to be remembered. I, and many others, want to thank you for your service to this country.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

September 4, 2009

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