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Francis Allan "Frank" Colclough
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1857
Paisley
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Aug. 7, 1912
Midvale
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Marshal Francis A. Colclough
Died on August 7, 1912
Age 55

Midvale Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Night Marshal Colclough was shot to death during an attempted armed robbery. In the late evening hours, the 55-year-old victim conducted a business check on the Vienna Saloon. As the victim was discussing with the bartender the robbery of a nearby saloon, two armed men entered and announced a holdup. Marshal Colclough and one of the armed robbers were mortally wounded during the pitched gun battle that ensued. A second robber escaped. A suspect was eventually arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to prison. However, this sentence was overturned in 1914 by the Utah Supreme Court. The suspect was not retried. Marshal Colclough was married and the father of four grown children. He is buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Sandy Police Alliance, FOP Lodge 21.

Five months later, the fiancÚ of Marshal Colclough's daughter, Midvale Special Officer William C. Nelson, was also murdered in the line of duty.

*This information was found on utahsfallen.org and posted here with their permission.


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Son of Robert S. Colclough and Christina McIntyre
Husband of Annie Murran
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Annie M. Murran Colclough (1858 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine A. Colclough (1881 - 1885)*
  Samuel A. Colclough (1883 - 1885)*
  Joseph McMurrin Colclough (1886 - 1955)*
  Frank Colclough (1888 - 1899)*
  Janet Irvine Colclough Young (1895 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: L_3_6_4W
 
Created by: Gen🌹Sher
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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Francis Allan Frank Colclough
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Francis Allan Frank Colclough
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Francis Allan Frank Colclough
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