March 2, 1996 |
Five deputy marshals involved in the start of a siege in which a white supremacist's son and wife were killed received the U.S. Marshals Service's highest award for valor in an Oklahoma City ceremony. Larry Cooper, David Hunt, Frank Norris, Arthur Roderick and Joseph Thomas, along with Bill Degan, patrolled the area around Randy Weaver's Ruby Ridge, Idaho, cabin. Degan and Weaver's son, Sam, 14, were killed in a gunfight. An FBI sniper shot and killed Weaver's wife, Vicki.