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.


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Incident Details

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

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Between being killed for retaliation for just doing the right thing and backing your fellow LE and being gunned down at home it doesn't get much worse. Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 22, 2020

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