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Eastep, Deputy John B.
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Saturday, August 24, 1912
Whitman County S.O.
Deputy John Eastep and Marshal Grant Dickinson were shot and killed when the officers and several city councilmen went to close a local saloon after the license had been revoked. One of the workers at the saloon opened fire on the group, fatally wounding Dickinson and Eastep, and wounding several of the councilmen. The suspect then committed suicide.