Police Officer James P. Robbins

Police Officer James P. Robbins

Rockland Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1879

James P. Robbins

Officer James Robbins died from injuries sustained three days earlier when he was struck in the head by an escaping prisoner. They were inside the jail when the 17 year old suspect hit him with a iron stove wrench and then escaped. The prisoner was recaptured six days later in Isleboro.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to prison on September 22, 1879. He was pardoned by Governor Haines on August 9, 1913.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 11, 1879
  • Weapon Blunt object; Wrench
  • Offender Pardoned in 1913

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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