Type of Officer: Railroad Detective
Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad
County: Chautauqua
Death Date: 7/12/1905
Added to Memorial: 2006
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On the morning of July 13, 1905, Detective D. F. Calhoun was fatally wounded by gunfire while attempting to arrest William Chadburn and Ed Madigan for the robbery of several travelers at the Brittum Hotel in Winfield. The shooting occurred on a road near the city limits of Cedar Vale. A resident of Norwood, Missouri, Atchison Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Detective Calhoun formerly served as a deputy sheriff and city marshal in Galena, Kansas. He was forty years old at the time of his death and left a wife and three children.