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Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

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Robert M. Rigdon

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Monday, November 8, 1858

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed on April 7, 1859

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Officer Rigdon was shot and killed by an assassin at his home. The killing was retaliation for testifying against a suspect who had killed Police Officer Benjamin Benton one month earlier.

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Police Officer Benjamin Benton
Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 22, 1858
Cause: Gunfire

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I recently read a book, "The Hanging Of Henry Gambrill" which detailed your murder and the murder of Officer Benton. As you rest in heaven, please know that you are not forgotten.

David Eastman, retired police officer
Baltimore Police Department
January 5, 2012

 

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