Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Wichita
County: Sedgwick
Death Date: 1/5/1982
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Accident
Officer Laffey was investigating a disturbance call at the Zanzibar club. He had stopped a suspect vehicle in the street and was in the process of removing the occupants when a passing vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed and having defective brakes, jumped the curb and struck Officer Laffey.