Police Officer James P. Robbins

Police Officer James P. Robbins

Rockland Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1879

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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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Officer Robbins,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rockland.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 14, 2019

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