George E Roberts

End of Watch: Monday, July 7, 1890

Biographical Info

Age: 33

Tour of Duty: 7 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Assault

Date of Incident: July 7, 1890

Incident Location: Ormsby Avenue and 2nd Street

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

George Roberts


Patrolman George Roberts died after being punched in the neck by a man he was attempting to arrest at an election polling place near the intersection of Ormsby Avenue and 2nd Street.

The polling place precinct sheriff attempted to prevent Patrolman Roberts from posting material at the location and started fighting him. When Patrolman Roberts attempted to place him under arrest, the man struck him, breaking his neck.

The man was initially charged with murder, but plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. He was fined $50, but the fine was later dismissed by Kentucky's Governor.

Patrolman Roberts had served the department for seven (7) years. He is survived by his wife and mother.

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