Night Marshal Albert Rinks

Night Marshal Albert Rinks

Marked Tree Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 29, 1952

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Albert Rinks

Night Marshal Albert Rinks was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a man he had arrested earlier in the evening. Marshal Rinks arrested the man for drunk and disordely conduct. The suspect was released two hours later and driven home. The man then drove back into town and shot Marshal Rinks with a shotgun.

The 48-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. His sentence was later reduced to 35 years. He was paroled on June 3, 1964.

Marshal Rinks had served with the Marked Tree Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1964

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Never forgotten. Thank you for keeping our communities safe. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 29, 2017

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