Category Archives: 1901-1930

John Johnson Sturgus

anchorage-policeJohn Johnson Sturgus Memorial Page
Anchorage City Police Department
February 20, 1921
Killed with his own gun, six weeks after formation of the one-man Department. Despite a $1,950 reward, the murderer was never caught.

Isaac Evans

us-marshallIsaac Evans Memorial Page
U.S. Marshal’s Service

September 1, 1919
Shot while attempting an arrest in Seward. His assailant had murdered a prostitute in Anchorage. He was sentenced to life in prison, but escaped in 1940 and was never re-captured.

Charles H. Wiley

stewardSeward Police Department
October 4, 1917
Died two days after being shot in a Seward hotel room during an investigation.  Wiley shot and killed his assailant.