Officer Albert L. Colson

Officer Albert L. Colson

Exeter Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1924

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Albert L. Colson

Officer Colson was shot and killed when he attempted to quell a disturbance being caused by several boys near an elderly man's home. The boys were there teasing the home owner. As Officer Colson attempted to take a weapon away from the man he and another man were shot and killed with a second gun that he had not seen.

The 74-year-old suspect was arrested, charged with murder, and sent to prison where he died in 1928.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory or your sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 3, 2020

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