City Marshal Jesse B. Craig, Sr.

City Marshal Jesse B. Craig, Sr.

Rocky Ford Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1911

Jesse B. Craig, Sr.

Marshal Jesse Craig and Night Marshal Jake Kipper were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at the scene of a family disturbance. As they attempted to arrest the man his family started fighting with the officers. The subject was able to gain control of Marshal Craig's pistol and fatally shot both officers.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested two days later by the mayor and acting city marshal. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life.

Marshal Craig had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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

July 13, 2015

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