Town Marshal William R. Cruger

Town Marshal William R. Cruger

Princeton Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1882

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William R. Cruger

Town Marshal William Cruger was shot and killed by a man he had just arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct. The two men were walking up a set of stairs from the street to Marshal Cruger's office when the prisoner produced a gun, spun around, and shot Marshal Cruger in the head.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years. He was paroled in 1890.

Marshal Cruger was survived by his wife, child, mother, and siblings.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1890

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Marshal Cruger,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Princeton.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2017

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