Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Harvey County
Death Date: 9/23/1871
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Deputy Sheriff Carlos King had disarmed one Thomas Edwards for disturbing the peace and had run him out of town. Edwards rearmed himself and returned to town, shooting and killing Deputy King. Although Harvey County was not organized until February 29, 1872, it is likely that a deputy sheriff was in the county. Although specific sources have not been located, it is possible, based upon similar situations, that King was sent from Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County had the judicial and administrative responsibility for Harvey County prior to and at the time of its organization. It is more likely that King was a deputy sheriff rather than a city police officer.