Robert McLean Hamilton

Robert McLean Hamilton, an officer with the Turtle Creek Borough Police Department, was shot and killed on April 4, 1919, while pursuing two men who had just robbed a restaurant.

Hamilton, a US Army veteran of World War I who had just been discharged from service, was serving his first day on the police force.

Andrew Graylock and Charles Campbell were arrested on May 4, 1919. Graylock was convicted of second-degree murder on May 14, 1920.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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