Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1858

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Robert M. Rigdon

Officer Rigdon was shot and killed by an assassin at his home. The killing was retaliation for testifying against a suspect who had killed Police Officer Benjamin Benton one month earlier.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed on April 7, 1859

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Officer Rigdon, on this actual 162nd anniversary of your heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 8, 2020

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