Marshal Luther Colson

Marshal Luther Colson

Burbank Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 16, 1914

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Luther Colson

Marshal Colson was shot and killed in an ambush while on foot patrol. The three suspects were apprehended near the scene. Two were convicted of manslaughter. One was sentenced to seven years and the other to four. The third suspect was acquitted.

Marshal Colson had served with the agency for 1 year and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 103rd anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 16, 2017

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