Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Death Date: 5/22/1901
Added to Memorial: 1997
Circumstances of Death: Accidental Gunshot
Lawrence Police Officer Allen Moore was in the Union Pacific Telegraph Office in the early morning of May 22nd. It was a practice in the Lawrence Police Department at this time to move one’s pistol around in from when on duty at night, so that it could be more readily be available when needed. As he stooped to pick up his hat, which had fallen off as he was preparing to leave the depot, the revolver fell out and was discharged hitting him in the stomach. He died later in the morning.