|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1864|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1891|
Frontier peace officer. He was a deputy United States marshal in Oklahoma who was killed in the line of duty. He had arrested a member of the Dalton gang of outlaws, Black Face Charley Bryant, in Hennessey. The following day he took his prisoner aboard the train bound for the U.S. District Court in Wichita, where Bryant was wanted in connection with a train robbery. During the trip, Short stepped outside onto the platform, leaving his revolver with the baggage man who was supposed to guard the prisoner. The baggage man, thinking Bryant was asleep, laid the revolver down momentarily while he got a drink of water. Bryant seized the pistol, opened the door of the baggage car and opened fire on Deputy Marshal Short, who returned fire with his rifle. Both men were hit and died of their wounds before the train reached the next stop. Deputy Marshal Short is memorialized at Panel 14 E-4 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC.
Charles Carroll Short (1834 - 1881)
Lucinda Monk Short (1844 - 1917)
Frances Belle Culver Short (1869 - 1888)*
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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