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Aug. 07, 1912
Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
Midvale Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Aug. 07, 1912
Marshal Frank Colclough was shot and killed during the robbery of a saloon.
He was inside the saloon discussing the robbery of another nearby saloon with the owner when two masked men entered and announced a robbery. Marshal Colclough drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the two suspects. Despite being mortally wounded he was able to wound one of the suspects, who was taken into custody.
Marshal Colclough had served with the Midvale Police Department for only seven months. He was survived by his wife and three daughters. One of his daughters was engaged to Midvale Officer William Nelson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty four months later.