Night Marshal Alexander J. Robertson « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Night Marshal Alexander J. Robertson

Died on December 5, 1915

Age 40
Eureka Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Marshal Robertson was shot and killed in Eureka. At approximately 7:45 p.m., the 40-year-old victim was summoned to a local saloon on a report of a disorderly person firing shots into the air. Marshal Robertson located the suspect with whom he was well acquainted. The suspect had recently lost his mining job and was heavily intoxicated. Rather than embarrass his friend, Marshal Robertson convinced the man to accompany him to city hall without being searched and handcuffed. As Marshal Robertson was unlocking the door, the suspect produced a pistol and shot him in the back of the head. The suspect fled but was pursued and immediately captured by his brother and several others who witnessed the crime. The suspect eventually pled guilty to second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 20 years-to life in prison, but was paroled four years later. Night Marshal Robertson was single. He is buried in Spanish Fork Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department.

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One response to “Night Marshal Alexander J. Robertson”

  1. Tabitha Jenkins says:

    Alex, can’t wait for another place and another time.

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