Chief of Police Albert D. Sterling

Chief of Police Albert D. Sterling

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1882

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Albert D. Sterling

Chief Sterling was killed by a group of Indians, possibly including Geronimo, who were coming to raid the town of San Carlos, Arizona.

Chief Sterling and an Indian guide rode out to intercept them after they were forewarned by a telegraph operator. Chief Sterling was killed first and the guide later.

The exact manner of his death remains undetermined.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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