Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County
County: Wyandotte
Death Date: 12/8/1909
Added to Memorial: 1988
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Deputy Sheriff Lukens and Rosedale Night Marshal Drew attempted to serve divorce papers on one Charles T. Galloway on the afternoon of December 8, 1909. Galloway resisted and ran from the officers firing his .38 caliber revolver. In his efforts to stop Galloway Charles Lukens was shot and killed. Galloway was later killed in a gun duel with police in a house he had commandeered.