Night Policeman John Austin Robey

Photo of Night Policeman John Austin Robey
End of Watch: Sun, May 7th, 1911
Date of Incident: Sun, May 7th, 1911
Cause of Death: Stabbing (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 55


His wife


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.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Lebanon Police Department Patch
124 West Mulberry Street
Lebanon, Kentucky 40033
(270) 692-2121


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