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Hubbard, Officer Ephriam J.

End of Watch: 
Tuesday, September 7, 1886
County: 
Spokane
Agency: 
Spokane P.D.

On Tuesday, September 7, 1886, Officer Ephriam Hubbard and the prisoner he was transporting back to the Spokane Jail were shot and killed as a result of an ambush attack.

Returning from Douglas County, Officer Hubbard was transporting a prisoner who was under arrest for murder.  The suspect’s son ambushed the wagon as it traveled towards Spokane.  The suspect’s son was armed with a rifle and killed both Officer Hubbard and his father in the process.