Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Death Date: 7/29/1932
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On July 28, 1932, Officer Gough and his partner, Joe Fiedler, were on night patrol and stopped to routinely investigate two men who were crouched down and apparently hiding behind a tree. One of the men, later identified as James Robertson, fired, mortally wounding Gough. Gough died the following day. Robertson had been paroled from state prison four days earlier. A civilian was wounded in the ensuing exchange of gunfire between Officer Fiedler and the suspects.