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City Marshal Jesse B. Craig, Sr. | Rocky Ford Police Department, Colorado Rocky Ford Police Department, Colorado

City Marshal

Jesse B. Craig, Sr.

Rocky Ford Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 4, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Jesse Craig and Night Marshal Jake Kipper were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at the scene of a family disturbance. As they attempted to arrest the man his family started fighting with the officers. The subject was able to gain control of Marshal Craig's pistol and fatally shot both officers.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested two days later by the mayor and acting city marshal. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life.

Marshal Craig had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, July 18, 1911
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