Town Marshal William R. Cruger

Town Marshal William R. Cruger

Princeton Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1882

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.

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

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2017

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