Officer Robert J. Rusk

Officer Robert J. Rusk

Spokane Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1886

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Robert J. Rusk

Officer Rusk was shot and killed by two Indians who were seeking revenge against him.

He had recently prevented a jailbreak by the two men. Officer Rusk had gone prospecting and was attacked by the two at his campsite. The two suspects were apprehended by a posse, convicted of his murder, and sent to prison.

Officer Rusk was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted


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Condolences to his family and friends

Carson loveless

April 22, 2024

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