Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Death Date: 5/2/1866
Added to Memorial: 1988
Circumstances of Death: Stabbing
A stonemason by the name of Charles Quinn was fired by his superintendent. Quinn returned with a revolver and butcher knife to receive back pay he thought he was owed. As Quinn was quite threatening, the superintendent left to get help. He met Officer Curry on the street who returned with him. When Curry told Quinn he was under arrest, Quinn stabbed him seventies with the butcher knife. Townspeople lynched Quinn on the evening of the first.