Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. Marshal
Jurisdiction: Dodge City
County: Ford
Death Date: 7/13/1878
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Deputy U.S. Marshal McCarty was drinking in the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City when on Thomas Roach, angered that he was the butt of cowboys’ jokes, created a disturbance and began fighting with the Cowboys. Roach became involved with McCarty, seized the marshal’s gun and shot him.