Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Dodge City
County: Ford
Death Date: 5/18/1929
Added to Memorial: 1988
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer LeRoy Davis was shot at close range and killed when he attempted to arrest one Roy Redding for attempting to start several cars in town. Redding stole a car and escaped. He was captured at a farm near Holcum and confessed to the crime. He was quickly sentenced and approximately 36 hours after the killing was sentenced to Lansing.