Police Officer John Robert Pugh

Police Officer John Robert Pugh

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 11, 1886

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John Robert Pugh

Officer Pugh, a mounted police officer, was shot and mortally wounded on July 31, 1886, near Lower Wetumpka Road and Eufaula Railroad while attempting to serve a warrant on a subject when another subject shot him.

Officer Pugh, who was hit in the bowels by gunfire, succumbed to his wounds months later. The man who shot him was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. Officer Pugh was survived by his wife and four children (two of whom died the following year).


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge S5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 31, 1886
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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