Roll Call of Honor

Rusk, Officer Robert J.

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.

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