Type of Officer: City Marshal
Jurisdiction: Fall River
Death Date: 4/5/1930
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
City Marshal Yoakum ordered Henry Giles, who was drinking and creating a disturbance, to leave town. Giles later returned armed with a double-barreled shotgun. When the marshal was informed that Giles was back, he met him in the street and ordered him to surrender. They both fired and Yoakum was killed instantly.