Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Atchison
County: Atchison
Death Date: 10/27/1879
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On October 26, 1879, a drunken man who was attempting to buy more liquor at a local saloon was refused service. The man threatened the bartender with a gun. When Police Office Chew attempted to arrest the drunk, he was shot without warning. The officer, however, was able to return the assailant’s fire, fatally wounding him. Chew died from his wounds the next day.