Thomas A. Radford, City Marshal for Enid Police Department, OK. Died in the Line of Duty January 10, 1906.
Was shot by John Cannon.
Marshal Thomas A. Radford was shot and killed by a suspect who was upset that the marshal had shut down one of his rooming houses. The house was used as an establishment of ill repute. The suspect became even more enraged when Marshal Radford stopped a second home from being opened. As Marshal Radford was warming himself up in a saloon during a cold day the man walked in, approached him, and fired a round into his chest. Marshal Radford began to run from the building but was shot twice more. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to 25 years.
Marshal Radford had been marshal for only nine months and is buried in Enid Cemetery.
also any photograph/s of:
Marshal E.C. Williams, City Marshal for Enid Police Department, OK. - Died in the Line of Duty June 26, 1895.
A coroner's jury came to the conclusion that "R. W. Patterson came to his death at the hands of E. C. Williams while resisting arrest. E. C. Williams came to his death at the hands of R. W. Patterson while performing his official duty".
Following services at the Presbyterian Church, 35 year old Marshal E. C. Williams was buried in the old cemetery southwest of Enid.
Thanks...This message has been edited. Last edited by: mcnati73,
I have an early photo from a studio in Chickasha IT of an officer wearing a Deputy City Marshal badge who is as yet unidentified. I would like to find someone who might b able to help
Yours in collecting,
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