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Saline District (Cherokee Nation County) OK, USA
Sep. 21, 1897
Indian-American Male / 44 yrs. of age
Cherokee Nation Marshal Service
Saline District, OK
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Wife and six children.
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Sep. 21, 1897
Sheriff Sunday succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day in the town of Rose, Oklahoma, while attempting to question a man wanted for the murder of a store owner and the Sheriff-elect. The suspect was taken into custody and convicted of Sheriff Sunday's murder.
The suspect was originally sentenced to death but the sentence was later commuted to 10 years in prison. The suspect escaped from prison 3 months later and joined the Army. All charges against the suspect were dropped after he joined the Army.