Deputy Sheriff Rufus Archibald Thrift

Deputy Sheriff Rufus Archibald Thrift

Baker County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 1904

Rufus Archibald Thrift

Deputy Thrift was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest three men who had shot a man during a riot the previous night. During the arrest a group of the victim's friends opened fire, killing Deputy Thrift. Twenty one men were arrested and charged in connection with Deputy Thrift's murder.

Deputy Thrift was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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RIP, may your soul rest in Heaven Deputy Rufus Thrift.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 19, 2018

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