Policeman John Robey was stabbed to death while attempting to quell a disturbance in the Baptist Alley section of town. He was attacked by two men, one whom held him as the other stabbed him 19 times.
The two men fled the scene but were both apprehended later in the day. One of the suspects was convicted of Policeman Robey's murder and executed in the electric chair on July 8, 1911. He was the first person to die in Kentucky's new electric chair.
Policeman Robey was survived by his wife.
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