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In Memoriam: Officer Charles S. Ford

Officer Charles S. Ford was killed in the line of duty December 14, 1907.

Officer Ford was shot and killed following the armed robbery of a Salt Lake City bar. At approximately 2:30 a.m., he was working his third shift after returning to law enforcement from a 16-year absence.

The 51-year-old victim was standing on the northeast corner of 600 South and 200 West when two armed ...

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson

Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson was killed in the line of duty April 12, 1894.

Sergeant Wilson died from an accidental gunshot wound. The 54-year-old victim was working as the morning desk sergeant in the Salt Lake City police station when a new patrolman dropped a loaded pistol. The weapon discharged as it hit the floor. The .45-caliber bullet struck Sgt. Wilson in the ...

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In Memoriam: Marshal Andrew H. Burt

Marshal Andrew H. Burt was killed in the line of duty August 25, 1883.

A deranged man murdered Marshal Burt in downtown Salt Lake City. Accompanied by the city water master, the 54-year-old victim was searching for a suspect who had earlier threatened the life of a local merchant. When they located the suspect at 200 S. Main, the suspect shot Marshal Burt with a ...

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In Memoriam: Officer William Cooke

Officer William Cooke was killed in the line of duty October 18, 1858.

Officer Cooke was the first Salt Lake City police officer to be murdered in the line of duty.

On the afternoon of October 13, the 55-year-old victim was on duty and alone at the city jail. Two men came to the jail and demanded the release of an inmate. When Officer Cooke refused, one of ...

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