Marshal William R. Story

Marshal William R. Story

Died on:  

May 2, 1870

Age 31
United States Marshals Service
Homicide: Shotgun

U.S. Marshal Story was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. The 31-year-old victim went to Grantsville with a Nevada deputy sheriff to serve a warrant from that state. During the arrest, the suspect seized the deputy’s pistol and used it to shoot Marshal Story. The deputy escaped and alerted the city marshal. A posse tracked the suspect to a nearby canyon the following day. A gun battle resulted in the deaths of the suspect and a member of the Grantsville posse, Festus Sprague. Marshal Story was unmarried. He is buried in Fort Douglas Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Tooele Police Department.

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