Deputy Sheriff Frank Hamilton

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hamilton

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 1895

Frank Hamilton

Deputy Frank Hamilton was shot and killed by a man who had threatened him.

Deputy Hamilton had greeted the man who responded with a racial epithet. After exchanging words Deputy Hamilton left the business he was checking on. The suspect also left, retrieved a revolver, and went in search of Deputy Hamilton.

The man located Deputy Hamilton in an alleyway and shot him twice. Deputy Hamilton succumbed to the wounds the following day.

Deputy Hamilton had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Office for only four months.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 8, 1895
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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123 Years later and our thoughts are still with you. You would be amazed at law enforcement today. Thank You for your service.

Brian Mehlbrech
Investigator, Retired 2014
Riverside County Sheriff's Office

August 8, 2018

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