Kansas Law Enforcement Heroes

Brandon S. Collins

Type of Officer: Master Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Johnson County County: Johnson Death Date: 9/11/2016 Added to Memorial: 2017 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On September 11, 2016 was killed after initiating a traffic stop on U.S. 69 Highway in...

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Robert D. Melton

Type of Officer: Police Captain Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 07/19/2016 Added to Memorial: 2017 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On July 19, 2016, Kansas City, Kansas Police Captain Robert Melton #1799 was killed by gunfire. On...

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Brad Lancaster

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 05/09/2016 Added to Memorial: 2017 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On May 19, 2016, Kansas City, Kansas Police Detective Brad Lancaster #1912 was killed by gunfire....

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Kent Newport

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Maize County: Sedgwick Death Date: 10/27/2014 Added to Memorial: 2016 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Technical Trooper Kent Newport died on October 27, 2014, after assisting in the capture of a...

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Jason E. Harwood

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 9/7/2014 Added to Memorial: 2015 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Topeka Police Department Corporal Jason E. Harwood gave his life In the line of duty on September 7, 2014....

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David Gogian

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 12/16/2012 Added to Memorial: 2013 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Topeka Police Department Corporal David Gogian was shot and killed on December 16, 2012, after responding to...

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Jeffrey Atherly

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 12/16/2012 Added to Memorial: 2013 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Topeka Police Department Officer Jeffrey Atherly was shot and killed on December 16, 2012, after responding...

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David Enzbrenner

Type of Officer: Police Sergeant Jurisdiction: Atchison County: Atchison Death Date: 12/09/2011 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On Friday, December 9, 2011, Atchison Police Department Sergeant David Enzbrenner responded to stand by...

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Samuel A. Smith

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Franklin County County: Franklin Death Date: 7/23/2010 Added to Memorial: 2011 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel A. Smith was killed en route to a domestic...

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Luke D. Nihart

Type of Officer: Park Ranger Jurisdiction: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks County: Riley Death Date: 6/26/2010 Added to Memorial: 2011 Circumstances of Death: Vehicle accident Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Ranger Luke D. Nihart was killed...

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Brian Etheridge

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 9/28/2009 Added to Memorial: 2010 Circumstances of death: Gunshot On Monday, September 28, 2009, Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff Brian Etheridge was dispatched to a...

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Timothy Buckman

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Stafford County: Stafford Death Date: 5/8/2007 Added to Memorial: 2008 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Buckman died as a result of his courageous effort to warn residents of approaching tornadoes on May...

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James L. Johnson

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: County County: Sheridan Death Date: 10/26/2006 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On October 26, 2006, Sheridan County Sheriff James L. “Jimmy” Johnson called a local citizen into his office to...

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Cory A. Ricks

Type of Officer: Detention Officer Jurisdiction: Seward County County: Seward Death Date: 1/13/2006 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of death: Automobile Accident Detention Officer Cory A. Ricks was transporting a young prisoner from the Finney County...

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Kurt A. Ford

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Harvey County County: Harvey Death Date: 4/9/2005 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Kurt A. Ford was fatally wounded on April 9, 2005, when he entered the Newton home of suspect...

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Matthew Samuels

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Greenwood County County: Greenwood Death Date: 1/19/2005 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff Matthew Samuels was serving a search and arrest warrant at a home in a remote part of Greenwood...

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Bret D. Tepe

Type of Officer: Investigator Jurisdiction: Ford County County: Ford County Death Date: 9/23/2003 Added to Memorial: 2004 Circumstances of death: Automobile Accident On the morning of September 23, 2003, Ford County Sheriff’s Office investigator Bret D....

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Wilson “Alex” C. Johnson, Jr.

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Junction City County: Geary Death Date: 12/3/2001 Added to Memorial: 2002 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot At 4:30 a.m. on December 3, 2001, Officer Wilson C. A. Johnson, Jr. received a fatal gunshot wound while...

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John E. Galvin

Type of Officer: Police Lieutenant Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/4/2000 Added to Memorial: 2001 Circumstances of Death: Accident Bomb squad training On November 5, 2000, Lieutenant John E. “Jack” Galvin died of injuries he sustained...

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Charles Joseph Bohlender Jr.

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 6/13/2000 Added to Memorial: 2001 Circumstances of Death: Helicopter Accident On the night of June 13, 2000, Officer Charles Joseph “Joey” Bohlender, Jr., a member of the...

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Jeff William Howey

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 6/13/2000 Added to Memorial: 2001 Circumstances of Death: Helicopter Accident On the night of June 13, 2000, Officer Jeff William Howey, a Topeka Police Department helicopter...

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Todd Michael Widman

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Brown County County: Brown Death Date: 3/1/2000 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot During the early evening of March 1, 2000, Brown County Deputy Sheriff Todd Widman responded to a report...

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James R. Kenney

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Clay County County: Clay Death Date: 11/16/1999 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the afternoon of November 16, 1999, Clay County Deputy Sheriff James R. “Monk” Kenney approached the...

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Gregory A Stubbs

Type of Officer: Sheriff’s Deputy Jurisdiction: Shawnee County County: Shawnee Death Date: 6/29/1998 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Shawnee County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Stubbs died of a heart attack while on duty shortly after...

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Richard J. Asten

Type of Officer: Police Sergeant Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 6/11/1998 Added to Memorial: 1999 Circumstances of Death: Vehicular Assault On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Officer Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen...

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Kenneth E Snider

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 4/18/1997 Added to Memorial: 1998 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Shortly after midnight, Sergeant Snider and three other officers of the Sedgwick County sheriff’s...

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Kevin S. Easter

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 1/8/1996 Added to Memorial: 1996 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In the early morning hours of January 8, 1996, Deputy Easter of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s...

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Tony Patterson

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 10/12/1995 Added to Memorial: 1996 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Shortly before 3:00 A.M. on the morning of October 12, 1995, officers from the Topeka Police Department...

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Dean A. Goodheart

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Colby County: Thomas Death Date: 9/6/1995 Added to Memorial: 1996 Circumstances of Death: Struck by Automobile On September 6, 1995, at about 6:30 a.m. Master Trooper Goodheart was performing a roadside...

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Daniel D. Trail

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Beloit County: Mitchell Death Date: 6/25/1995 Added to Memorial: 1996 Circumstances of Death: Drowning Several Beloit residents were riding the Solomon River in inner tubes. As they approached the river...

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John Teter

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Oxford County: Sumner Death Date: 4/9/1995 Added to Memorial: 1995 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Oxford Police Chief John Teter was critically injured April 2nd when he lost control of the...

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Irvin Powell

Type of Officer: Jailer/Dispatcher Jurisdiction: Haskell County County: Haskell Death Date: 3/19/1995 Added to Memorial: 1995 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Powell, a jailer, and dispatcher, was shot twice during a jailbreak on March 17th at the Haskell...

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Larry Lee Huff

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Clay Center County: Clay Death Date: 11/26/1993 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident On November 3, 1993, at about 9:15 p.m., Master Trooper Huff was patrolling southbound...

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Gene Leroy Goldsberry

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. Marshal Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 8/5/1993 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Gene L. Goldsberry was fatally shot as he manned his post on the fourth floor of the Frank Carlson...

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Mark Avery

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 5/23/1993 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Beating Corrections Officers Mark Avery and Michael Bidatsch were on routine duty supervising the Lansing...

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Donald B. Gamblin, Jr.

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Shawnee County: Johnson Death Date: 7/13/1991 Added to Memorial: 1992 Circumstances of Death: Accidental Automobile Patrolman Gamblin stopped a car for speeding on the morning of July 13th. As he returned to...

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Christopher C. Willems

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 5/12/1991 Added to Memorial: 1992 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Willems was returning to police headquarters at the end of his shift at 11:00 P.M. when he...

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Jeffrey A. Young

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 8/1/1989 Added to Memorial: 1990 Circumstances of Death: Accident Automobile Jeffrey A. Young joined the Kansas City Police Force as a cadet in 1977 and was sworn in as...

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Terry W. McNett

Type of Officer: Detective Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 2/2/1988 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On February 2, 1988, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives met with resistance while...

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Donald Pittenger

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Pottawatomie County County: Pottawatomie Death Date: 4/27/1986 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stroke On April 24, 1986, Deputy Pittenger was dispatched to a residence northeast of St. George to...

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Maureen Gentry Murphy

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Bonner Springs County: Johnson Death Date: 1/31/1986 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot The second woman police officer killed in the line of duty in Kansas was Officer Murphy. At work in...

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Deanna Hummel Rose

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Overland Park County: Johnson Death Date: 1/26/1985 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident On January 24, 1985, Officer Hummel-Rose had stopped a vehicle and was attempting to...

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James L. Reynolds

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte Death Date: 8/4/1984 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident Deputy Sheriff Reynolds, a member of the motorcycle division, was assisting in the pursuit of a...

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Douglas E. Bunch

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 3/29/1983 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack While assisting with a burglary call, Bunch took part in a foot pursuit. Following the incident,...

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Donald R. Harbour

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Ogden County: Riley Death Date: 8/9/1982 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Harbour, assigned to patrol duty in Ogden, responded to a routine call about suspicious activity at a...

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Alvin T. Wolf Jr.

Type of Officer: Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant Jurisdiction: Butler County County: Butler Death Date: 4/19/1982 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Rammed by Semi Truck A semi-truck driver, involved in several hit and run accidents, was being...

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Danny Laffey

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 1/5/1982 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident Officer Laffey was investigating a disturbance call at the Zanzibar club. He had stopped a suspect vehicle...

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Robert D. Hurd

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 10/11/1981 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Corrections Officer Hurd was stabbed to death by an inmate at the state penitentiary. The inmate...

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Ferdinand F. Pribbenow

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: El Dorado County: Butler Death Date: 7/11/1981 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Trooper Pribbenow was shot and fatally wounded during a routine traffic stop on the Kansas Turnpike...

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Paul Garofalo

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/8/1980 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Garofalo was on patrol when he stopped to question two women on the street. As he stopped his car,...

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John T. Morgan

Type of Officer: Reserve Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Marion County County: Marion Death Date: 5/22/1979 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Reserve Deputy Sheriff Morgan answered a family disturbance call in the town of Goessel. His...

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Stephen L. Hopper

Type of Officer: Sheriff Sergeant Jurisdiction: Butler County County: Butler Death Date: 5/19/1979 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Sergeant Hopper, a former Andover Chief of Police, was responding to a civil disturbance...

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Donald R. Martin

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 8/19/1978 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating On August 14, 1978, Corrections Officer Martin had been assigned to the state penitentiary hospital...

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Michael Haen

Type of Officer: Police Reserve Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 7/28/1978 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Reserve Officer Haen was sent to assist with traffic control at an accident site. During the...

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Conroy G. O’Brien

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Matfield Green County: Chase Death Date: 5/24/1978 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Trooper O’Brien of the Highway Patrol had stopped a car, occupied by three people, for speeding...

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David L VanMeter

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Minneapolis County: Ottawa Death Date: 8/11/1977 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer VanMeter was probably on his way to check the city-county airport when his car careened off the...

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Archie K. Jacobs

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Morton County County: Morton Death Date: 11/26/1976 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident On patrol in a zero visibility blizzard, Jacobs’ car and another vehicle collided at a...

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Paul J. Weber

Type of Officer: Parole Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 10/19/1976 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Parole Officer Weber went to the home of a parolee at the mother’s request to have her son move out....

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Code H. Hall

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Hugoton County: Stevens Death Date: 8/25/1976 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Chief Hall was called to assist in a high-speed pursuit of several subjects on motorcycles. He...

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Carl A. Simons

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Leoti County: Wichita Death Date: 5/25/1976 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot North of Leoti, Chief Carl Simons stopped a car driven by Richard McCowan, who was in violation of parole. A...

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James Buffum

Type of Officer: Reserve Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 9/13/1975 Added to Memorial: 2016 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Reserve Police Officer James Buffum died September 13, 1975, after he and a fellow reserve officer...

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Jerry R. Ivey

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Salina County: Saline Death Date: 6/13/1975 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Ivey stopped a vehicle answering the description of a car used moments earlier in a robbery at...

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Jimmie Allen Barnett

Type of Officer: Special Agent Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Sedgwick Death Date: 4/30/1975 Added to Memorial: 2009 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Santa Fe Railroad Special Agent Jimmie Allen Barnett was patrolling for trespassers on the...

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Marcus W. Hood

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 11/1/1974 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Air Accident Officer Hodd was killed while on patrol in his police helicopter. The drive shaft broke, causing the...

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Roy V. Johnson

Type of Officer: Sheriff Detective Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick Death Date: 10/31/1974 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In an attempt to escape, a county prisoner seized a police officer’s gun. During the ensuing...

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John W. Johnson

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary County: Leavenworth Death Date: 11/14/1922 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Corrections Officer John W. Johnson was fatally stabbed by an inmate while working on the...

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Elmer L. Nonnast

Type of Officer: Game Warden Jurisdiction: Newton County: Harvey Death Date: 5/8/1974 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Warden Nonnast and another game warden were patrolling the Arkansas River investigating reported illegal snagging...

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James D. Thornton

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 10/2/1973 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Trooper Thornton stopped to investigate a hitchhiker on I-70 east of Topeka, unaware that the man was...

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Wayne L. Selle

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County:Leavenworth Death Date: 7/31/1973 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Corrections Officer Wayne L. Selle was stabbed to death during an inmate disturbance that...

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Larry G Beery

  Type of Officer: Police Captain Jurisdiction: Kingman County: Kingman Death Date: 4/15/1973 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While making a routine building check at a drug clinic, Captain Beery, in plain clothes, was ambushed by an...

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Kenneth M. Kennedy

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Hutchinson County: Reno Death Date: 9/15/1972 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Kennedy was making an undercover purchase of alcoholic beverages at a location suspected to be...

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Gerald A. Foote

Type of Officer: Sheriff Detective Jurisdiction: Johnson County County: Johnson Death Date: 4/3/1971 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident With Olathe police officer Herbert Hogue, Detective Foote was on a routine...

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Roger Lutcher

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 12/28/1969 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Lutcher and his partner, Howard Berry, were on patrol when they observed another officer,...

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George R Nettleingham

Type of Officer: Chief of Police, Fire Chief Jurisdiction: Hoisington County: Barton Death Date: 11/29/1968 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack When a Hoisington cafe caught fire on Thanksgiving night, Chief of Police Nettleingham,...

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Eldon K. Miller

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Overland Park County: Johnson Death Date: 1/19/1968 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sergeant Miller, of the Kansas Highway Patrol, responded to a bank robbery call in Overland...

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Bernard C. Hill

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: El Dorado County: Butler Death Date: 5/28/1967 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Trooper Hill was killed west of El Dorado in a head-on collision with a car that was...

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John B McMurray

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Manhattan County: Riley Death Date: 12/6/1964 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Highway Patrol Trooper McMurray had completed a radar setup and was loading the equipment...

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Robert H Vest

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Cowley County County: Cowley Death Date: 1/17/1964 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident While on patrol near Arkansas City, Deputy Vest was killed in a one-car...

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Harry Hedrick

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte 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...

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Robert C. Cowdin

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Ottawa County: Franklin Death Date: 7/7/1963 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Officer Cowdin of the Ottawa Police Department was on loan to the Garnett department, as were other...

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David A. Kenyon

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 10/26/1962 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Kenyon was attempting to settle a domestic disturbance. He escorted a woman from the scene when...

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Forrest E. Richards

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Butler County County: Butler Death Date: 9/23/1962 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Undersheriff Richards had returned to duty directing the Augusta office of the sheriff’s department...

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Alfred Claycamp

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Trego County County: Trego Death Date: 7/14/1962 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot When Sheriff Chet McAtee of Trego County was informed by a farmer of a suspicious pair of hitchhikers, he...

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Oliver P. Jones

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Enterprise County: Dickinson Death Date: 3/29/1962 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Accident Automobile Marshal Jones, as was his usual daily practice, parked his patrol car on First Street to...

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Elmer M. Parmer

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County County: Leavenworth Death Date: 8/28/1960 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident A speeding vehicle that Deputy Sheriff Parmer was chasing collided with a motorcycle and...

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Pleasant E. Teel

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Herington County: Dickinson Death Date: 1/17/1960 Added to Memorial: 1992 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Everett Teel, 53-year-old Herington police officer died of a heart attack Sunday, January 17, 1960,...

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Jimmie Jacobs

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: El Dorado County: Butler Death Date: 10/6/1959 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Trooper Jacobs was on an emergency blood plasma run when he was killed in an auto...

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Richard Coldren

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 3/19/1957 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Coldren and Officer Charles Pierce, in separate cars, responded to bring in a suspect on a...

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Thomas W. Mendina

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte Death Date: 3/4/1956 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Deputy Mendina, on patrol, was called to assist another officer, William Scherzer, who...

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Wesley G Walden

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte Death Date: 11/19/1955 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Walden, only nineteen days on the force, was riding with another officer at...

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Clarence L. Shields

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 4/11/1955 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer “Boots” Shields, who was either responding to a tip or was continuing an investigation into a...

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William H. Everett

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Rice County County: Rice Death Date: 11/24/1954 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Accidental Automobile On the evening of November 24, 1954, Rice County Deputy Sheriff William H. Everett was...

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Maurice Bedell

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte 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...

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Henry N. Kenaga

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 6/20/1954 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Corrections Office Kenaga responded to a situation in which inmates at the state penitentiary,...

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Fred Bell

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Saline County County: Saline Death Date: 9/17/1952 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating; causing Heart Attack During a court hearing for a murder case, the defendant became unruly and combative. As...

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Willard N. Carver

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Johnson County County: Johnson Death Date: 6/23/1952 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Early on the morning of June 23, Sergeant Carver and Patrolman Floyd Gaunt were investigating an...

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Cleo Chrest

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Manhattan County: Riley Death Date: 1/27/1951 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Officer Chrest was riding in a patrol car with another officer driving. While evidently in...

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Jacob W. Boelens

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte 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...

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Alfred F. Jacka

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Barton County County: Barton Death Date: 11/28/1950 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident Undersheriff Jacka, who had recently been elected sheriff, was searching for two farmers reported...

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Earl J. Kerns

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Stevens County County: Stevens Death Date: 12/13/1949 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack In the process of arresting a subject for public drunkenness, Sheriff Kerns suffered a blow to the...

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Dave Break

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Florence County: Marion Death Date: 10/9/1949 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Routine Traffic Marshal Break followed a known drunk, Fred Stanley, home as the suspect appeared to be driving while...

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Milton L. Davis

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Dickinson County County: Dickinson Death Date: 4/24/1949 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Undersheriff Milton Davis and his brother, Sheriff Elmer Davis, answered a disturbance call at the...

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Elmer F. Davis

Elmer F. Davis Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Dickinson County County: Dickinson Death Date: 4/24/1949 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff Elmer Davis and his brother, Undersheriff Milton Davis, answered a disturbance...

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Fred Schaumeyer

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 2/12/1948 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident On February 12, 1948, Officer Shaumeyer was investigating a report of a car parked on the Frisco...

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Ed Payne

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Garnett County: Anderson Death Date: 7/22/1947 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Garnett Chief of Police Payne stopped a speeder in Garnett. The suspect, Edward Smerchek, while seated in...

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Michael F. Churchill

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Osawatomie County: Miami Death Date: 2/3/1947 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Chief Churchill, with city engineer Harvey Earp, went to the home of George Miller to serve a warrant...

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Maurice R. Plummer

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol Jurisdiction: Hays County: Ellis Death Date: 12/16/1944 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Trooper Plummer, the first Kansas Highway Patrol officer to die in the line of duty, was...

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Robert L. Freeman

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County County: Leavenworth Death Date: 8/26/1944 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On January 22, 1944, Arthur Lathrop, just paroled from the state penitentiary in Lansing,...

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Edward Nugent

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 8/2/1943 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Nugent was on his way home when a young woman stopped him to report that a man had tried to...

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Olney E. Eaton

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Salina County: Saline Death Date: 5/31/1942 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Struck by Automobile On May 24, 1942, while on night duty, Officer Eaton was crossing a street after conferring with...

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Clarence A. Sanger

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Moran County: Allen Death Date: 3/28/1942 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While on his rounds, Marshal Sanger discovered two men attempting to break into a garage. Sanger, with pistol...

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E. Ray Kumpf

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Hamilton County County: Hamilton Death Date: 7/3/39 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the morning of July 3, 1939, Hamilton County Undersheriff E. R. “Ray” Kumpf received a telephone...

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John T. Moyer

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Baxter Springs County: Cherokee Death Date: 5/24/1939 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Chief of Police Moyer was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend one Charles Kinzie, an...

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William Smith

Type of Officer: Special Agent Jurisdiction: U.S. Treasury Department County: Crawford Death Date: 12/25/1937 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot United States Treasury Department Special Agent William E. Smith suffered a head injury in...

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Charles Casey

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Montgomery County County: Montgomery Death Date: 8/28/1937 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Undersheriff Casey was killed while attempting to arrest murder suspect Frank Foster near Elk...

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Baker Wimberly W

Type of Officer: Federal Bureau of Investigation Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 4/17/1937 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Baker, a Kansas City bureau FBI agent assigned to eastern Kansas, was taking out a post office box...

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Martin H. Grant

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: McPherson County: McPherson Death Date: 2/12/1937 Added to Memorial: 2000 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Officer Martin H. Grant responded to a report of a disturbance at a cafe on North Main Street in...

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Ben Wiggins

Type of Officer: Night Marshal Jurisdiction: Lyons County: Rice Death Date: 3/30/1936 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Wiggins was found dead on the morning of March 30 at the rear of the Williamson Brooks furniture store. It...

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Morgan W K

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sumner County County: Sumner Death Date: 9/22/1935 Added to Memorial: 1999 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 22, 1935, Officer Morgan was making his rounds as night...

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Robert J. Hammers

Type of Officer: Town Marshal Jurisdiction: Clearwater County: Sedgwick Death Date: 3/14/1934 Added to Memorial: 1989 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Although there were no witnesses to the shooting it is supposed that acting Town Marshall Robert J....

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Asa N Clark

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Corning County: Nemaha Death Date: 3/14/1934 Added to Memorial: 1990 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Asa N. Clark, Corning City Marshall was shot to death January 9, 1934 as he surprised several burglars on the...

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Benjamin J. Davidson

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Shawnee County County: Shawnee Death Date: 11/28/1933 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Davidson, the county jailor, and a deputy sheriff, was on night duty when four men led by Cecil...

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Ottis L. Durkee

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Chetopa County: Labette Death Date: 5/31/1933 Added to Memorial: 2004 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In the early morning of May 31, 1933, Officer Ottis (Otto) LaDuke Durkee, a forty-two year old Chetopa night...

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Charles M. Bruce

Type of Officer: Night Police Chief Jurisdiction: McPherson County: McPherson Death Date: 5/14/1933 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Investigating the possible burglary of a service station, Officer Bruce found a broken lock but no...

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Albert H. Erdman

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Longton County: Elk County Death Date: 2/28/1933 Added to Memorial: 2003 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Longton City Marshal Albert H. Erdman was shot and killed by an unknown assailant shortly after midnight on...

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Bailey Bell

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 2/4/1933 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While on patrol with Officer Kenneth Hunt, Bell observed an occupied car that had been reported...

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Jube Simpson

Type of Officer: Night Marshal Jurisdiction: Lenora County: Norton Death Date: 11/21/1932 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Although there were no witnesses to the killing it is believed that Night Marshal Simpson was overpowered at...

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Ernest R. E. Gough

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 7/29/1932 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On July 28, 1932, Officer Gough and his partner, Joe Fiedler, were on night patrol and stopped to...

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Harry L. Bolin

Type of Officer: Assistant Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Newton County: Harvey Death Date: 6/15/1932 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Chief Bolin was following a car suspected of transporting illegal alcohol. To avoid...

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Charles H. Newman

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Hugoton County: Stevens Death Date: 10/15/1931 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Marshal Newman arrested one H. L. McBee for public drunkenness as he was on a general rampage around town. On...

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Merle R Colver

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 8/14/1931 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Detective Colver was questioning two men who were suspects in several gas station robberies, in their...

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Frank Rohrbach

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte Death Date: 8/6/1931 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Rohrbach received a citizen call at home to investigate two men who were observed with guns...

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Melvin C. Howe

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Lawrence County: Douglas Death Date: 4/24/1931 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Howe had stopped a driver who was swerving his car on the road. Howe did not know that the driver,...

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Arch D. Brandon

Type of Officer: Railroad Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 4/19/1931 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot A Rock Island special agent was shot and killed by George Varela April 19, 1931, after he had...

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Melvin C. Hamilton

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...

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James O. Pugh

Type of Officer: Police Lieutenant Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 8/16/1930 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Lieutenant Pugh was on motorcycle patrol and was killed in a traffic accident.

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Paul E. Gillmore

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 7/18/1930 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Patrolman Gilmore was killed in a traffic accident while on motorcycle patrol.

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G. Milton Rickman

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Coffey County County: Coffey Death Date: 5/6/1930 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot An armed and suspicious-acting man was observed boarding a train without a ticket. Undersheriff Rickman...

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Evan Yoakum

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Fall River County: Greenwood Death Date: 4/5/1930 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot City Marshal Yoakum ordered Henry Giles, who was drinking and creating a disturbance, to leave town. Giles...

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John Crawford

Type of Officer: Deputy Constable Jurisdiction: Columbus County: Cherokee Death Date: 12/31/1929 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On December 29, 1929, Crawford, deputy constable of Spring Valley Township, was fatally shot at an...

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William Hicks

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 12/8/1929 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Hicks and his partner were on a motorcycle patrol when a citizen informed them of a burglary...

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Adolph J. Eichenberger

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Florence County: Marion Death Date: 9/17/1929 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While on patrol about 4:30 a.m., Chief Eichenberger came upon two men attempting to pry open a store door....

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William H. Rich

Type of Officer: Police Office Jurisdiction: Pratt County: Pratt Death Date: 6/21/1929 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident Around 1:00 a.m., as Officer Rich was painting a “No U-Turn” sign on a street, he was struck by a car and...

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LeRoy Davis

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...

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Albert J. DuFriend

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Newton County: Harvey Death Date: 11/22/1928 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Internal Hemorrhage Chief DuFriend and Officer Paul Dutton were responding to a store robbery. While en route,...

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Lee White

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Hutchinson County: Reno Death Date: 7/26/1928 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident Lee White a guard with the Hutchinson State Reformatory was in charge of a work detail on...

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Earl Scothorn

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Johnson Death Date: 811/13/1927 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Several weeks prior to his death on November 13, 1927, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer Earl...

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J. E. Cox

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Dodge City County: Ford Death Date: 11/8/1927 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Chief Cox was shot six times by a man he believed to be a chicken thief. This man, later identified by the...

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Govan C Mills

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Hamilton County County: Hamilton Death Date: 9/13/1927 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On September 10, 1927, Sheriff Mills, with his wife along, observed a car parked in a suspicious manner...

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John Sherman

Type of Officer: Railroad Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 8/31/1927 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Union Pacific Special Agent John Sherman was shot in the back August 17, 1927 by a youth after he...

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Frank Hill

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County County: Sedgwick County Death Date: 8/16/1927 Added to Memorial: 2003 Circumstances of death: Gunshot On August 16, 1927, Deputy Frank Hill was killed during an attempted escape from the...

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Joseph G. Marshall

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 8/9/1927 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Marshall was in the sidecar of a motorcycle being driven by Officer Frank Busy when they recognized...

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Vernon E. Ogden

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick County Death Date: 7/5/1927 Added to Memorial: 2003 Circumstances of death: Traffic Accident Officer Ogden was pursuing a speeder on his motorcycle on Cleveland Ave. when he crashed...

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William Conley

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 9/12/1926 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Conley and his partner, E. J. Wilson, observed a car parked under a viaduct. As they...

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Baldwin H. Casebolt

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Chautauqua County: Chautauqua Death Date: 9/10/1925 Added to Memorial: 2002 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Early on the morning of September 10, 1926, Chautauqua County Deputy Sheriff and Cedar Vale City...

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Edward Lee Bowler

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Franklin Death Date: 1/16/1926 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Santa Fe Special Officer E. Lee Bowler and Special Officer H. N. Latimer had been inspecting a...

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Roy Stewart

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Harvey Death Date: 1/9/1926 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On August 9, 1921, while riding a locomotive through Newton's Sand Creek yards, Santa Fe Railway...

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E. Clay Thompson

Type of Officer: Patrolman Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County County: Leavenworth Death Date: 10/28/1925 Added to Memorial: 2018 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Leavenworth Police Department Patrolman E. Clay Thompson was struck by a passing motorist on...

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Samuel C. Pratt

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Thomas County County: Thomas Death Date: 8/24/1925 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Two robbers on a two-state crime spree had killed a police officer in North Platte, Nebraska and were headed...

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Edward F. Hall

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 4/10/1925 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Hall and a detective were attempting to stop a car. As they pulled alongside, gunfire came from...

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Harrison R. Brown

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 1/4/1925 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While walking a beat, Officer Brown stopped to question a man named Duke Kelley. Kelley fatally shot Brown,...

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Rudy Markl

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 12/25/1924 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While investigating a robbery on December 20, 1924, Detective Markl and his partner observed the...

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Reason S. Monroe

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Hutchinson County: Reno Death Date: 7/2/1924 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On July 1, 1924, following reports of a family disturbance, Officer Monroe arrived at the Maynor Cheek home...

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Steve A. Jenkins

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Augusta County: Butler Death Date: 4/25/1924 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While on patrol on August 18, 1924, Officer Jenkins noticed a man hiding inside the Augusta Standard Oil...

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David W. Burns

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 12/15/1923 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot D. W. Burns, records clerk and parole officer at the Kansas State Penitentiary, died December...

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Robert C Scudder

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/27/1923 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On November 24th, 1923, Office Scudder was responding to a disturbance call at a dance hall. Proceeding up...

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Vernon L. Holzer

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Sedgwick Death Date: 8/21/1923 Added to Memorial: 2009 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Santa Fe Railroad Special Officer Vernon L. Holzer was shot the night of July 25, 1923 as he was...

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Jacob N. Elliott

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Eureka County: Greenwood Death Date: 11/16/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Elliott was on night patrol and interrupted two burglars attempting to break into the variety...

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Andrew H. Leonard

Type of Officer: Captain Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary County: Leavenworth Death Date: 11/14/1922 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Captain Andrew H. Leonard was fatally stabbed while attempting to subdue a noncompliant inmate. The...

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William F. Bloomfield

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Bourbon County County: Bourbon Death Date: 9/16/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Sheriff Bloomfield was attempting to arrest John Cochran, a well-known bootlegger, for selling...

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Elmer E. Biggs

Type of Officer: Police Sergeant Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 9/1/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sergeant Biggs and Officer Fred Wheeler observed several persons unloading tires from a parked truck....

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Fred Wheeler

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 9/1/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Wheeler and Sergeant Elmer Biggs observed several persons unloading tires from a parked truck....

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C. LeRoy Damron

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Bonner Springs County: Wyandotte Death Date: 8/23/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While on night rounds, Marshal Damron noticed two suspicious looking men on a street corner. It was...

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Leonard M. Kennedy

Type of Officer: Special Officer  Jurisdiction: Burlington County: Coffey Death Date: 7/19/1922 Added to Memorial: 2018 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Special Officer Leonard M. Kennedy died in the early morning on July 19, 1922 as he guarded the Otter...

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William E. Waers

Type of Officer: Rock Island Railway Police Jurisdiction: Herington County: Dickinson Death Date: 1/11/1922 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Rock Island Railway policeman Waers was brought to Herington to assist in an ongoing...

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Isaac West

Type of Officer: Night Marshal Jurisdiction: Gas City County: Allen Death Date: 12/15/1921 Added to Memorial: 1995 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Marshall West was shot and killed in Gas City as he approached a local homeowner in an attempt to serve an...

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Charles Hoffman

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/23/1921 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Suspected murderer and gangster Eddie Adams, whose gang had already killed officers A. L. Young and...

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Robert Fitzpatrick

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/20/1921 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Fitzpatrick and his partner, Rudy LaCroix, were informed that the notorious Eddie Adams gang was...

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Andrew Miller

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Ellis County: Ellis Death Date: 11/15/1921 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Marshal Miller was fatally shot while trying to stop a public disturbance created by a group of “toughs” led by a...

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A. L. Young

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 11/5/1921 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While walking a beat, Young was fired upon and killed from ambush by Eddie Adams. Adams was also...

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Andrew F. Hartwick

Type of Officer: Park Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 5/19/1921 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Andrew Hartwick, Ripley park (Topeka) police officer, was shot May 19, 1921. He was shot as he attempted...

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Frank Blizard

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Elk County County: Elk Death Date: 12/30/1920 Added to Memorial: 2003 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Shortly after noon on December 30, 1920, Elk County Sheriff Frank Blizard drove out of Howard, Kansas to serve...

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Tom Carson

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Salina County: Saline Death Date: 11/29/1920 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Carson, on night patrol, was shot and killed by a man he had ordered off the Union Pacific night...

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Nicholas P Damett

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff and Constable Jurisdiction: Sumner County County: Sumner Death Date: 11/20/1920 Added to Memorial: 2004 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the the evening of November 20, 1920, Sumner County Deputy Sheriff Nicholas "Nick"...

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Richard Kreuger

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Winfield County: Cowley Death Date: 9/3/1920 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot The Winfield Police Department received a call reporting that John Shoup had been following and annoying a...

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Orla F. Hefner

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Kearny County County: Kearny Death Date: 8/3/1920 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot An itinerant worker at a ranch was attempting to sell a car with Texas license plates. When the attempted sale...

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Ballard William H

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 7/20/1920 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While conducting a narcotics investigation with two officers, Ballard was shot three times and killed as he attempted...

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Will C. Reed

Type of Officer: Railroad Special Agent Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 7/4/1920 Added to Memorial: 2002 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot At 3:00 a.m. on July 4, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Will C. Reed and his partner B. B....

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Charles F. Artz

Type of Officer: Railroad Special Agent Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 6/27/1920 Added to Memorial: 2002 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested...

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R.G. Warnke

Type of Officer: Foreman Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary, Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 6/20/1920 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Foreman R. G. Warnke was fatally beaten by inmate Carl Panzram in the prison laundry room....

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Otho H. Munger

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Smith County County: Smith Death Date: 09/27/1919 Added to Memorial: 2018 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Sheriff Munger was shot and killed on September 27, 1919, while attempting to arrest two men...

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John M. Starnes

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 7/13/1919 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating Five men who were “joyriding” collided their car with another vehicle and then continued riding...

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Marion Ross

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Manhattan County: Riley 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...

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Edgar A. Barr

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary County: Leavenworth Death Date: 3/19/1917 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Corrections Officer Barr was stabbed to death in the prison yard by inmate Ono Manuel. The...

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John Stonebraker

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Salina County: Saline Death Date: 2/12/1917 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Responding to a call involving a public disturbance, Officer Stonebraker and Chief of Police Howard Burke...

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John H. Cox

Type of Officer: Game Warden Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 12/6/1916 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot While attempting to arrest Claude Biggers for hunting without a license, Game Warden Cox was shot and killed six...

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Walter Davis

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Lyon County County: Lyon Death Date: 8/16/1916 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot After two men reported to the police that they had been robbed, a policemen observed the two suspects and informed...

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Martin Moore

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Morton County County: Morton Death Date: 7/22/1916 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff Moore had been called to investigate a public disturbance call at a Rolla residence. After the sheriff...

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James M. Karr, Jr.

Type of Officer: Motorcycle Patrolman Jurisdiction: Rosedale County: Wyandotte Death Date: 7/16/1916 Added to Memorial: 2014 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Motorcycle Patrolman James M. Karr, Jr. was shot and killed the morning of July 10, 1916. He was...

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George Shindle

Type of Officer: Special Agent Jurisdiction: Union Pacific Railroad County: Logan Death Date: 7/3/1916 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On June 21, 1916 Union Pacific Railroad Special Agent George Shindle was stabbed by a railroad...

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Andrew F. Turner

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 3/26/1916 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances: Stabbing Corrections Officer Andrew F. Turner was fatally stabbed by inmate Robert Stroud...

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Virgil E. Healea

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Marion County: Marion Death Date: 3/10/1916 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Marshal Healea noticed two suspicious acting men who had awakened a gas station owner to obtain gasoline for...

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Charles Schram

Type of Officer: Night Marshal Jurisdiction: El Dorado County: Butler Death Date: 7/13/1915 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Beating Night Marshal Schram climbed the stairs leading over Wiley’s Smoky House the morning of June 28, 1915, to...

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Ray Cunningham

Type of Officer: Railroad Police Jurisdiction: Augusta County: Butler Death Date: 5/28/1915 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Three Frisco detectives, including Cunningham, entered a boxcar at Beaumont Junction to eject several...

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Frank W. Griswold

Type of Officer: Police Captain Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 5/23/1915 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Captain Griswold and Detective Al Harrell responded to a burglary reported at a shoe store. As Griswold...

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William L. Humpries

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Wichita County: Sedgwick Death Date: 2/23/1915 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Humpries, the first Wichita officer to lose his life in the line of duty, was attempting to question a...

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John McInroy

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Caney County: Montgomery Death Date: 11/12/1913 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On November 12, 1913, City Marshal McInroy was attempting to place into custody a thief, Nip Vann, when he...

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George W. Greenstreet

Type of Officer: Park Ranger Jurisdiction: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks County: Riley Death Date: 6/26/2010 Added to Memorial: 2011 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Ranger Luke D. Nihart was killed when his...

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Caswell S. Matthews

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Topeka County: Shawnee Death Date: 5/6/1912 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Matthews, alerted that two men who had robbed the city marshal of Bonner Springs might be on the 6:00...

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John P. Cates

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Sumner Death Date: 6/1/1911 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Shortly after midnight on June 1, 1911, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer John Cates was checking...

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Thomas S Fowler

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Reno County County: Reno Death Date: 12/11/1910 Added to Memorial: 1991 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the evening of December 11, 1910, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Simpson Fowler volunteered to assist the...

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Charles Q. Lukens

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County County: Wyandotte Death Date: 12/8/1909 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Sheriff Lukens and Rosedale Night Marshal Drew attempted to serve divorce papers on one...

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T. Wilson Pringle

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Lawrence County: Douglas Death Date: 10/16/1909 Added to Memorial: 1990 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot T. Wilson Pringle, Lawrence police officer, was shot Monday, October 11, 1909, by Earl Bullock and died at...

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Martin McDonald

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 9/21/1908 Added to Memorial: 1990 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Martin McDonald was marshal of the North City Court of Kansas City, Kansas. He was shot through the...

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Will Garr

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Caney County: Montgomery Death Date: 4/14/1908 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Garr, who had arrested a known town drunk and rowdy, Mark Killion, several times, was “called out”...

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E. L. McCracken

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Barber County County: Barber Death Date: 3/21/1908 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On March 19, 1908, Sheriff McCracken and City Marshal Bunton of Kiowa were attempting to serve a warrant on...

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A. O. Welfelt

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Cowley County County: Cowley Death Date: 1/28/1907 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accidental Gunshot Sheriff Welfelt had tracked murderer Louis Bloomfield to Ponca City, Oklahoma Territory. On...

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John J. Breene

Type of Officer: Constable Jurisdiction: Arkansas City County: Cowley Death Date: 11/27/1906 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On November 17, 1906, City Constable Breene surprised a burglar in his own house. The man, a known burglar...

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Oscar G. Bodley

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Franklin Death Date: 8/29/1906 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Oscar G. Bodley, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer, was shot and killed by a freight car robber...

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William H. Owens

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 10/5/1905 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating On October 4, 1905, Officer Owens had taken prisoner W. B. Cunningham to do survey work outside the...

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D.F. Calhoun

Type of Officer: Railroad Detective Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Chautauqua Death Date: 7/12/1905 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the morning of July 13, 1905, Detective D. F. Calhoun was fatally wounded by gunfire...

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Richard A. Calhoun

Type of Officer: Constable Jurisdiction: Yale County: Crawford Death Date: 12/11/1904 Added to Memorial: 1992 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sandy Calhoun was shot and killed at 2:00 P.M. December 11, 1904 while attempting to pull his revolver from his...

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W. G. Jones

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Cherryvale County: Montogomery Death Date: 12/29/1903 Added to Memorial: 2004 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Cherryvale City Marshal W. G. Jones was shot on the afternoon of December 28, 1903, while attempting...

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Milton Hinkle

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Pittsburg County: Crawford Death Date: 12/25/1902 Added to Memorial: 2004 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Late on Christmas Eve 1902, Officer Milton Hinkle attempted to arrest a Pittsburg, Kansas resident for...

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George Gallagher

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Horton County: Brown Death Date: 9/26/1902 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack Shortly after coming on duty Officers Gallagher and Phiffer were called to arrest an inebriated person....

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William Morris

Type of Officer: Police Sergeant Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 9/2/1902 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On his early morning patrol, Sergeant Morris routinely checked the Metropolitan Street Car barn. On...

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Robert Cooper

Type of Officer: Assistant City Marshal Jurisdiction: Junction City County: Geary Death Date: 11/20/1901 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officers Cooper and James White were attempting to quell as disturbance created by Fourteenth...

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James R. White

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Junction City County: Geary Death Date: 11/18/1901 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officers White and Robert Cooper were attempting to quell a disturbance created by Fourteenth Cavalry...

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Joseph. B. Waldrupe

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 11/16/1901 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Three hundred and thirty-eight prisoners were working at the new site for the federal prison...

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George C. Montgomery

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: Santa Fe Railroad County: Cowley Death Date: 10/5/1901 Added to Memorial: 2007 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the night of October 5, 1901, Santa Fe Special Officer George C. Montgomery sat at a table in...

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Allen Moore

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Lawrence County: Douglas Death Date: 5/22/1901 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Accidental Gunshot Lawrence Police Officer Allen Moore was in the Union Pacific Telegraph Office in the early...

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Edward Metz

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Reno County County: Reno Death Date: 1/7/1901 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Possible Accident Undersheriff Metz was on his way to board the Missouri Pacific train for Wellington as he was to...

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James E. Roberts

Type of Officer: Deputy Jurisdiction: Dunlap County: Morris Death Date: 5/12/1900 Added to Memorial: 2003 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the evening of May 12, 1900, James Edward Roberts and and another deputized Dunlap, Kansas citizen stationed...

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Robert. A. Dickerson

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Atchison County: Atchison Death Date: 10/23/1899 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Dickerson, of the Atchison Police Department, was sent to assist officers in the town of...

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A. A. Wilson

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Sedan County: Chautauqua Death Date: 8/31/1899 Added to Memorial: 2009 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sedan, Kansas City Marshall A.A. Wilson was shot and killed on August 31, 1899, while attempting to serve an...

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John Van Horn

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Parsons County: Labette Death Date: 7/27/1899 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Policeman Van Horn heard two shots fired near the Gulf depot in Parsons on the night of July 27th and went...

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Edward Coleman

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Washington County County: Washington Death Date: 5/15/1899 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff Coleman was attempting to serve a warrant on William Hoxie and Robert Algeo, suspects in...

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William Kime

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Coffeyville County: Montgomery Death Date: 4/22/1898 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On April 20, 1898, James Wood and Lou Burdick had attacked a citizen with stones and revolvers. When...

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Charles Batterson

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Marysville County: Marshall Death Date: 4/6/1898 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On the night of April 6, City Marshal Batterson was assisting the county sheriff as the county jailor, as he often did....

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Seldon B. Lard

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Riley County County: Riley Death Date: 10/20/1897 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff Lard, accompanied by a deputy and the county attorney, was attempting to serve a warrant for disturbing...

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James H. Helms

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Osawatomie County: Miami Death Date: 1/20/1895 Added to Memorial: 1991 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot James H. Helms heard an explosion about 3:10 A.M. in downtown Osawatomie Sunday, January 20, 1895....

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Hugh H. Siverd

Type of Officer: Constable Jurisdiction: Winfield County: Cowley Death Date: 10/25/1893 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Constable Siverd arrested bootlegger Wilbur Norton on a warrant and was taking him to jail when they were...

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Charles T. Connelly

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Coffeyville County: Montgomery Death Date: 10/5/1892 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Hearing the firing in the streets of Coffeyville as citizens took arms against an attempted bank...

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John F. Fulton

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Winfield County: Cowley Death Date: 9/2/1892 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot A citizen reported to Office Fulton that a George Killion was whipping his wife and disturbing the peace....

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A. W. Balfour

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Kiowa County County: Kiowa Death Date: 7/4/1892 Added to Memorial: 1998 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot In early July, 1892, Officer Balfour learned that a man wanted for larceny would be present at a Fourth of...

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Samuel B. McLemore

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Fort Scott County: Bourbon Death Date: 1/23/1892 Added to Memorial: 2014 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Police Officer Samuel B. McLemore was shot and killed the morning of January 23, 1892, as he attempted to...

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Samuel W. Dunn

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Seward County County: Seward Death Date: 1/5/1892 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot During a complicated political situation in Seward County involving a political faction, loyal to the late...

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Edward Hageman

Type of Officer: Constable Jurisdiction: Logan County: Phillips Death Date: 5/27/1891 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Hageman, the city constable of Logan in Phillips County, was serving a warrant for foreclosure or payment for...

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John W. Gilley

Type of Officer: Police Detective Jurisdiction: Kansas City County: Wyandotte Death Date: 5/13/1889 Added to Memorial: 1997 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Officer Gilley was attending a preliminary hearing for two suspects he had arrested earlier for...

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John M. Cross

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Stevens County County: Stevens Death Date: 7/25/1888 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Sheriff John Cross and a posse of four men entered the Cherokee neutral strip early on the morning of July...

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Edward R. Kyser

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Parsons County: Labette Death Date: 12/4/1886 Added to Memorial: 1994 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Isaac Irwin McCann stole a hat at the Centropolis Hotel in Parsons the night of December 2, 1886. The owner...

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William T. Cody

Type of Officer: Constable Jurisdiction: Beaumont County: Butler Death Date: 6/2/1885 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On June 2, 1885, Constable Thomas Cody was fatally wounded by gunfire while attempting to arrest Dave Hensey at a...

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Cassius M. Hollister

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Sumner County County: Sumner Death Date: 10/18/1884 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Sheriff “Cash” Hollister, a former deputy U.S. Marshal, and George Davis, a member of a posse,...

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Edward Scotten

Type of Officer: Deputy Policeman Jurisdiction: Hunnewell County: Sumner Death Date: 9/2/1884 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Ed Scotten was killed when he attempted to disarm four cowboys who were “shooting up” the town. On...

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Thomas C. Nixon

Type of Officer: Assistant City Marshal Jurisdiction: Dodge City County: Ford Death Date: 7/21/1884 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Well-known former buffalo hunter Nixon had a long-running feud with another well-known character,...

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Albert T. Shenneman

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Cowley County County: Cowley Death Date: 1/25/1883 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accident Sheriff Shenneman had received notice that Charles Cobb, who had killed Valley Falls Marshal Daniel Weiser,...

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Daniel Weiser

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Valley Falls County: Jefferson Death Date: 1/6/1883 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot The night prior to Weiser’s death, Charles Cobb and another man had argued after a lyceum...

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George S. Brown

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Caldwell County: Sumner Death Date: 6/22/1882 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Brown was at the Red Light saloon attempting to disarm two brothers, Steve and Jess Green, for violation of...

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Michael Meagher

Type of Officer: Special Policeman Jurisdiction: Caldwell County: Sumner Death Date: 12/17/1881 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Being threatened by a group of about five cowboys, former city marshal Meagher went to Caldwell City...

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James A Spillman

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Lyon County County: Lyon Death Date: 8/4/1881 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Deputy Spillman had escorted an inmate named Edward Johnson to Johnson’s former apartment at the latter’s...

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Lewis M. Chew

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...

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R. H. Clift

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Chetopa County: Labette Death Date: 8/25/1878 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Informed that a John Richmond was in possession of a stolen mule and was heading for Missouri, Marshal Clift,...

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Harry T. McCarty

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. Marshal Jurisdiction: Dodge City County: Ford Death Date: 7/13/1878 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy U.S. Marshal McCarty was drinking in the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City when on Thomas Roach,...

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Edward J. Masterson

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Dodge City County: Ford Death Date: 4/9/1878 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot City Marshal Masterson (older brother of Bat Masterson) disarmed Jack Wagner, who was drunk and in violation of...

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Alexander Ramsey

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Ellis County County: Ellis Death Date: 6/7/1875 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Ellis County Sheriff Ramsey, noted for his effectiveness as an officer, was traveling to Stockton in Rooks...

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Charles G. Bratton

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Burlingame County: Osage Death Date: 12/27/1874 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing Burlingame city police officer Bratton was attempting to assist the city marshal in restraining Dan Wortz...

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William Hogsett

Type of Officer: Special Police Jurisdiction: Oswego County: Labette Death Date: 10/3/1874 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing William Hugest attempted to quiet a disturbance at the county fairgrounds between John Bagby and another man...

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Chauncey B. Whitney

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Ellsworth County County: Ellsworth Death Date: 8/15/1873 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Whitney, well-known lawman and scout who had participated in the Battle of Beecher Island in 1868,...

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Marcus L. Parker

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. Marshal Jurisdiction: Silverdale County: Cowley Death Date: 3/22/1873 Added to Memorial: 2018 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy US Marshal Marcus L. Parker was shot and killed during a gun battle on March 22, 1873, as he...

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C. M. Taylor

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Baxter Springs County: Cherokee Death Date: 6/29/1872 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Mayor J. R. Boyd of Baxter Springs was involved in a dispute with the lumberyard owner over the...

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Mike Williams

Type of Officer: Policeman/Special Deputy Jurisdiction: Abilene County: Dickinson Death Date: 10/5/1871 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot City Marshal James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok became involved with a group of men when he...

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Carlos B. King

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff Jurisdiction: Harvey County County: Harvey Death Date: 9/23/1871 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Deputy Sheriff Carlos King had disarmed one Thomas Edwards for disturbing the peace and had run him out...

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Peter R. Lanihan

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Ellis County County: Ellis Death Date: 7/18/1871 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot A former deputy of Wild Bill Hickok, “Rattlesnake Pete” Lanihan (or Lanahan) defeated Hickok in the sheriff’s...

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H. C. Seaman

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Baxter Springs County: Cherokee Death Date: 11/7/1870 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot A “fallen woman” by the name of Nellie Starr, who is listed in the Cherokee County census as operating...

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Thomas J. Smith

Type of Officer: Chief of Police Jurisdiction: Abilene County: Dickinson Death Date: 11/2/1870 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Shot then decapitated Thomas Smith, chief of police of Abilene, was well known for his effectiveness in that...

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Henry Bodine

Type of Officer: Undersheriff Jurisdiction: Labette County County: Labette Death Date: 4/20/1870 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Accidental Gunshot Several versions exist of the shooting of Undersheriff Bodine by a man named Patterson. One...

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Ira M. Buchanan

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Junction City County: Geary Death Date: 11/13/1869 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot City Marshal Daniel McCleery, because of continued disturbances by a group of Texans, ordered the “rum”...

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William Semans

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Ellsworth County: Ellsworth Death Date: 8/2/1869 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Ellsworth city policeman William “Apache Bill” Semans was attempting to stop a row at the dance hall and...

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Felix A. Boller

Type of Officer: City Marshal Jurisdiction: Ogden County: Riley Death Date: 12/12/1866 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Boller, marshal of Ogden, observed some soldiers entering the house of a female citizen. The story, as related by...

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Jesse Dennis

Type of Officer: Deputy Jurisdiction: Nemaha County: Nemaha Death Date: 11/20/1866 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On November 19, 1866, Nemaha County Sheriff William Boulton formed a posse of several local men to join in the...

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John F. Curry

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 5/2/1866 Added to Memorial: 1988 Circumstances of Death: Stabbing A stonemason by the name of Charles Quinn was fired by his superintendent. Quinn returned with a...

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