Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County
Death Date: 8/29/1954
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Bedell and his partner, Louis LeManske, were on patrol when they were flagged down by a robbery victim who pointed out a field where his assailants were hiding. The suspects were apprehended, but en route to the police department, one of the suspects obtained LeManske’s revolver and, in a struggle, shot Deputy Bedell. The shooting suspect was later shot and killed by sheriff’s officers.