Clyde Barrow Kills A Deputy

On August 5, 1932, while Parker was visiting her mother, Barrow, Hamilton and Everett Milligan were drinking alcohol at a country dance in Stringtown, Oklahoma (illegal under Prohibition). When Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, approached them in the parking lot, Barrow opened fire, killing the deputy. That was the first killing of a lawman by what would later be known as the Barrow Gang, a total eventually amounting to nine officers killed. Another civilian was added to the list on October 11, 1932 when storekeeper Howard Hall was killed during a robbery of his store in Sherman, Texas. There was sixty dollars in his till.

Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though their gang was notorious for their bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or gas stations. The gang was believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several other murders. They were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers.