Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 1/6/1911
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Justice of the Peace Audley Gailbraith was shot and killed in Acme, Washington, by two ex-convicts who had just stolen two pairs of work boots.
A citizen had informed Justice Gailbraith of the theft and then accompanied him to arrest the men. When Justice Gailbraith located them he informed them they were under arrest. Both men suddenly jumped up and opened fire, mortally wounding Justice Gailbraith and the citizen. Despite the wound, the citizens was able to return fire and wounded one of the men while the other man fled. The subject who was shot was sentenced to life in prison but was later pardoned.
Justice Gailbraith was survived by his wife and six children.