Maurice R. Plummer

Maurice R. Plummer

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Hays County: Ellis Death Date: 12/16/1944 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Trooper Plummer, the first Kansas Highway Patrol officer to die in the line of duty, was fatally injured...
Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Ellis County: Ellis Death Date: 11/15/1921 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Marshal Miller was fatally shot while trying to stop a public disturbance created by a group of “toughs” led by a notorious...
Alexander Ramsey

Alexander Ramsey

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Ellis County County: Ellis Death Date: 6/7/1875 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Ellis County Sheriff Ramsey, noted for his effectiveness as an officer, was traveling to Stockton in Rooks County, with...
Peter R. Lanihan

Peter R. Lanihan

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Ellis County County: Ellis Death Date: 7/18/1871 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot A former deputy of Wild Bill Hickok, “Rattlesnake Pete” Lanihan (or Lanahan) defeated Hickok in the sheriff’s election of...