Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 12/16/1938
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 5 years to life
Officer Salisbury was shot and killed attempting to protect a prisoner.
The prisoner had been arrested for stabbing his wife and mother-in-law and was being guarded by Officer Salisbury at a local hospital. The prisoner's brother-in-law pushed his way into the room he was being guarded in and opened fire, killing the prisoner and mortally wounding Officer Salisbury as he tried to protect his prisoner. Officer Salisbury succumbed to his wounds two weeks later.
The suspect was convicted of two counts of second degree murder on April 10, 1939, and sentenced to two terms of five years to life to run concurrently in San Quentin Prison.
Officer Salisbury had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife and son.