Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1858

Robert M. Rigdon

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed on April 7, 1859

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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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