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Town Marshal William R. Cruger | Princeton Police Department, Kentucky Princeton Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal

William R. Cruger

Princeton Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, December 29, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Town Marshal William Cruger was shot and killed by a man he had just arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct. The two men were walking up a set of stairs from the street to Marshal Cruger's office when the prisoner produced a gun, spun around, and shot Marshal Cruger in the head.

Marshal Cruger was survived by his wife, child, mother, and siblings.

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Rest In Peace Marshal Cruger. Your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson, K9 Officer
West Virginia Division of Corrections
December 29, 2014


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