Officer Ephraim John Hubbard

Officer Ephraim John Hubbard

Spokane Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 7, 1886

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Ephraim John Hubbard

Officer Hubbard was shot and killed while returning to the Spokane Jail from Douglas County with a prisoner he had arrested for murder.

The suspect's son ambushed the wagon that Officer Hubbard and the prisoner were riding in. The boy opened fire with a rifle, killing both Officer Hubbard and the prisoner.

The suspect was apprehended in Waterville on August 23, 1889.

Officer Hubbard was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Apprehended

murder suspect, prisoner custody

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 7, 2020

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