Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 3/10/1918
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Beating
Ross, on patrol in Aggieville, the campus town near Kansas State University in Manhattan, approached a drunk in the city park. When the officer tried to awaken him, the drunk’s wife told Ross to stop. Milton Moorehead, a foreman of the laundry at Camp Funston, was with the drunk and his wife and came to their assistance. Moorehead fought with Ross, beating him severely. Ross was dead on arrival at the hospital.