Type of Officer: Undersheriff
Jurisdiction: Labette County
County: Labette
Death Date: 10/15/1930
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While transporting two prisoners who had been convicted of robbing the Edna bank, from Oswego to the state penitentiary, Undersheriff Hamilton and Sheriff Alfred Coad were shot by one of the prisoners. The assailant had used a concealed revolve and it was suspected that the gun may have been “slipped” to him by accomplices. Undersheriff Hamilton was killed instantly in the shooting, and Sheriff Coad was seriously wounded. An accompanying special deputy, also riding in the car, shot and killed the assailant.