End of Watch: 04/22/1886
Agency: Spokane Police Department
County: Spokane County
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.
Officer Rusk is survived by his wife and daughter.