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Police Officer McCray Robb | Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

McCray Robb

Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, May 25, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Convicted

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Police Officer McCray Robb was shot and killed while assisting another officer arrest two drunk brothers at a circus that was visiting Connellsville.

As the other officer was struggling with one brother, Officer Robb attempted to reach down and grab the subject. As he did so, the other brother shot him in the chest twice, killing him. Both brothers were taken into custody as they attempted to flee. They were transported to a neighboring city for safekeeping as it was feared that an angry mob of citizens would attempt to lynch them.

The brother who shot Officer Robb was convicted of murder and was originally sentenced to death. He received a second trial in which he was convicted of second degree murder.

Officer Robb had served for only three weeks. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served with the 110th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was survived by his mother.

On November 28th, 2014, the Crawford Avenue Bridge in Connellsville was renamed the Officer McCray Robb Memorial Bridge.

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Officer Robb,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 25, 2016

 

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