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Rusk, Officer Robert J.

End of Watch: 
Thursday, April 22, 1886
County: 
Spokane
Agency: 
Spokane P.D.

Officer Rusk was shot and killed by two Indians who were seeking revenge against him. He had recently prevented a jail break by the two men. Officer Rusk had gone prospecting and was attacked by the two at his campsite. The two suspects were apprehended by a posse, convicted of his murder, and sent to prison. He was survived by his wife and daughter.