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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 1895

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal John Garrett

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 30, 2020

DUSM Garrett,
On today, the 125th 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 30, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 118th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

Deputy Marshal Garrett,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. It took some time but your murderers finally got the justice that they deserved.



July 30, 2011

Being a Cowboy, in memory of Deputy Garrett I made it a "crusade" to do more research after viewing this site a year ago. For you fellow historians:

Deputy Garrett was murdered by The Rufus Buck Gang - a ruthless outlaw multlti-racial gang of mixed-blood Negroes and Creek Indians who operated in the Indian Territory of the Arkansas – Oklahoma Territory area. They committed a spree of robbery, pillage, and rape in several states from 1895 to 1896.

With the desire to become known as the most famous outlaws in the Wild West, Buck allegedly boasted that “his outfit would make a record that would sweep all the other gangs of the territory into insignificance."

Following their eventual arrest and unsuccessful appeal to the Supreme Court, "Hanging Judge Issac Parker" sentenced them to execution by hanging. (Note: This was the second to last execution to occur at Fort Smith.)

Deputy Garrett:
May Your Soul Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 30, 2008

Sometimes, stories are told about guys like "Deadeye Dick" and others who were on the wrong side of the law. However, except for the "Buffalo Soldiers," rarely is there any mention of the Black Cowboys who proudly wore the badge and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Deputy Marshal Garrett:

Thank You for helping to pave the way for so many others. May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 31, 2007

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

July 30, 2006

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