Kansas Law Enforcement Heroes

Daniel R. Abramovitz

Daniel R. Abramovitz

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Leavenworth CountyCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 10/30/2020Added to Memorial: 2021Circumstances of Death:On the late afternoon of October 30, 2020, Deputy Corporal Daniel Abramovitz, age 59, while operating his patrol...

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Michael S. Mosher

Michael S. Mosher

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Overland ParkCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 5/3/2020Added to Memorial: 2021Circumstances of Death: While on his way to work for his duty patrol shift on May 3, 2020, Overland Park police officer Michael Mosher, age 37, came...

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Robert Kenneth Kunze, III

Robert Kenneth Kunze, III

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 9/16/2018Added to Memorial: 2019Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn September 16, 2018, Deputy Robert Kunze was dispatched to a suspicious character call in rural northwest Sedgwick...

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Theresa Sue King

Theresa Sue King

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 6/16/2018Added to Memorial: 2009Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn June 15, 2018, Deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were transporting a prisoner from a court hearing back...

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Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Patrick Thomas Rohrer

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 6/15/2018Added to Memorial: 2009Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn June 15, 2018, Deputies Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King were transporting a prisoner from a court hearing back...

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Brandon S. Collins

Brandon S. Collins

Type of Officer: Master Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Johnson CountyCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 9/11/2016Added to Memorial: 2017Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn September 11, 2016 was killed after initiating a traffic stop on U.S. 69 Highway in Overland Park. Master...

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Robert D. Melton

Robert D. Melton

Type of Officer: Police CaptainJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 07/19/2016Added to Memorial: 2017Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn July 19, 2016, Kansas City, Kansas Police Captain Robert Melton #1799 was killed by gunfire. On aforementioned date,...

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Brad Lancaster

Brad Lancaster

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 05/09/2016Added to Memorial: 2017Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn May 19, 2016, Kansas City, Kansas Police Detective Brad Lancaster #1912 was killed by gunfire. On aforementioned...

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Kent Newport

Kent Newport

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: MaizeCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 10/27/2014Added to Memorial: 2016Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackTechnical Trooper Kent Newport died on October 27, 2014, after assisting in the capture of a burglary suspect...

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Jason E. Harwood

Jason E. Harwood

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 9/7/2014Added to Memorial: 2015Circumstances of Death: GunshotTopeka Police Department Corporal Jason E. Harwood gave his life In the line of duty on September 7, 2014. While conducting a...

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David Gogian

David Gogian

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 12/16/2012Added to Memorial: 2013Circumstances of Death: GunshotTopeka Police Department Corporal David Gogian was shot and killed on December 16, 2012, after responding to the parking lot...

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Jeffrey Atherly

Jeffrey Atherly

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 12/16/2012Added to Memorial: 2013Circumstances of Death: GunshotTopeka Police Department Officer Jeffrey Atherly was shot and killed on December 16, 2012, after responding to the parking lot...

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David Enzbrenner

David Enzbrenner

Type of Officer: Police SergeantJurisdiction: AtchisonCounty: AtchisonDeath Date: 12/09/2011Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Gunshot On Friday, December 9, 2011, Atchison Police Department Sergeant David Enzbrenner responded to stand by at a residential...

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Samuel A. Smith

Samuel A. Smith

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Franklin CountyCounty: FranklinDeath Date: 7/23/2010Added to Memorial: 2011Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentFranklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel A. Smith was killed en route to a domestic disturbance call near...

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Luke D. Nihart

Luke D. Nihart

Type of Officer: Park RangerJurisdiction: Kansas Department of Wildlife and ParksCounty: RileyDeath Date: 6/26/2010Added to Memorial: 2011Circumstances of Death: Vehicle accidentKansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Ranger Luke D. Nihart was killed when his...

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Brian Etheridge

Brian Etheridge

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 9/28/2009Added to Memorial: 2010Circumstances of death: GunshotOn Monday, September 28, 2009, Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff Brian Etheridge was dispatched to a residence in...

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Robert Timothy Buckman

Robert Timothy Buckman

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: MacksvilleCounty: StaffordDeath Date: 5/8/2007Added to Memorial: 2008Circumstances of Death: Officer Buckman died as a result of his courageous effort to warn residents of approaching tornadoes on May 4, 2007. His patrol...

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James L. Johnson

James L. Johnson

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

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Cory A. Ricks

Cory A. Ricks

Type of Officer: Detention OfficerJurisdiction: Seward CountyCounty: SewardDeath Date: 1/13/2006Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of death: Automobile AccidentDetention Officer Cory A. Ricks was transporting a young prisoner from the Finney County Detention Center...

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Kurt A. Ford

Kurt A. Ford

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Harvey CountyCounty: HarveyDeath Date: 4/9/2005Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Kurt A. Ford was fatally wounded on April 9, 2005, when he entered the Newton home of suspect Gregory Moore. Moore...

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Matthew Samuels

Matthew Samuels

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

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Bret D. Tepe

Bret D. Tepe

Type of Officer: InvestigatorJurisdiction: Ford CountyCounty: Ford CountyDeath Date: 9/23/2003Added to Memorial: 2004Circumstances of death: Automobile AccidentOn the morning of September 23, 2003, Ford County Sheriff’s Office investigator Bret D. Tepe was driving to...

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Wilson C. A. Johnson, Jr.

Wilson C. A. Johnson, Jr.

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Junction CityCounty: GearyDeath Date: 12/3/2001Added to Memorial: 2002Circumstances of Death: GunshotAt 4:30 a.m. on December 3, 2001, Officer Wilson C. A. Johnson, Jr. received a fatal gunshot wound while assisting a...

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John E. Galvin

John E. Galvin

Type of Officer: Police LieutenantJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/4/2000Added to Memorial: 2001Circumstances of Death: Accident Bomb squad trainingOn November 5, 2000, Lieutenant John E. “Jack” Galvin died of injuries he sustained on October 20,...

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Charles Joseph Bohlender Jr.

Charles Joseph Bohlender Jr.

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 6/13/2000Added to Memorial: 2001Circumstances of Death: Helicopter AccidentOn the night of June 13, 2000, Officer Charles Joseph “Joey” Bohlender, Jr., a member of the Topeka Police...

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Jeff William Howey

Jeff William Howey

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 6/13/2000Added to Memorial: 2001Circumstances of Death: Helicopter AccidentOn the night of June 13, 2000, Officer Jeff William Howey, a Topeka Police Department helicopter pilot, was killed...

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Todd Michael Widman

Todd Michael Widman

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Brown CountyCounty: BrownDeath Date: 3/1/2000Added to Memorial: 2000Circumstances of Death: GunshotDuring the early evening of March 1, 2000, Brown County Deputy Sheriff Todd Widman responded to a report of a transient...

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James R. Kenney

James R. Kenney

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Clay CountyCounty: ClayDeath Date: 11/16/1999Added to Memorial: 2000Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the afternoon of November 16, 1999, Clay County Deputy Sheriff James R. “Monk” Kenney approached the Morganville...

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Gregory A Stubbs

Gregory A Stubbs

Type of Officer: Sheriff’s DeputyJurisdiction: Shawnee CountyCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 6/29/1998Added to Memorial: 2000Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackShawnee County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Stubbs died of a heart attack while on duty shortly after eight o’clock the...

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Richard J. Asten

Richard J. Asten

Type of Officer: Police SergeantJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 6/11/1998Added to Memorial: 1999Circumstances of Death: Vehicular AssaultOn Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Officer Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being...

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Kenneth E Snider

Kenneth E Snider

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 4/18/1997Added to Memorial: 1998Circumstances of Death: StabbingShortly after midnight, Sergeant Snider and three other officers of the Sedgwick County sheriff’s office responded...

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Kevin S. Easter

Kevin S. Easter

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 1/8/1996Added to Memorial: 1996Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn the early morning hours of January 8, 1996, Deputy Easter of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, began a...

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Tony Patterson

Tony Patterson

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 10/12/1995Added to Memorial: 1996Circumstances of Death: GunshotShortly before 3:00 A.M. on the morning of October 12, 1995, officers from the Topeka Police Department approached the front...

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Dean A. Goodheart

Dean A. Goodheart

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: ColbyCounty: ThomasDeath Date: 9/6/1995Added to Memorial: 1996Circumstances of Death: Struck by AutomobileOn September 6, 1995, at about 6:30 a.m. Master Trooper Goodheart was performing a roadside inspection of a...

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Daniel D. Trail

Daniel D. Trail

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: BeloitCounty: MitchellDeath Date: 6/25/1995Added to Memorial: 1996Circumstances of Death: DrowningSeveral Beloit residents were riding the Solomon River in inner tubes. As they approached the river spillway in Beloit, two...

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John Teter

John Teter

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: OxfordCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 4/9/1995Added to Memorial: 1995Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentOxford Police Chief John Teter was critically injured April 2nd when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving...

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Irvin Powell

Irvin Powell

Type of Officer: Jailer/DispatcherJurisdiction: Haskell CountyCounty: HaskellDeath Date: 3/19/1995Added to Memorial: 1995Circumstances of Death: GunshotPowell, a jailer, and dispatcher, was shot twice during a jailbreak on March 17th at the Haskell County Jail. The...

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Larry Lee Huff

Larry Lee Huff

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: Clay CenterCounty: ClayDeath Date: 11/26/1993Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentOn November 3, 1993, at about 9:15 p.m., Master Trooper Huff was patrolling southbound on U.S. Highway 81...

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Gene Leroy Goldsberry

Gene Leroy Goldsberry

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. MarshalJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 8/5/1993Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: GunshotGene L. Goldsberry was fatally shot as he manned his post on the fourth floor of the Frank Carlson Federal Building in...

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Mark Avery

Mark Avery

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LansingCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 5/23/1993Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: BeatingCorrections Officers Mark Avery and Michael Bidatsch were on routine duty supervising the Lansing Correctional...

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Donald B. Gamblin, Jr.

Donald B. Gamblin, Jr.

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ShawneeCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 7/13/1991Added to Memorial: 1992Circumstances of Death: Accidental AutomobilePatrolman Gamblin stopped a car for speeding on the morning of July 13th. As he returned to his motorcycle after...

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Christopher C. Willems

Christopher C. Willems

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 5/12/1991Added to Memorial: 1992Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Willems was returning to police headquarters at the end of his shift at 11:00 P.M. when he stopped a van to...

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Jeffrey A. Young

Jeffrey A. Young

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/1/1989Added to Memorial: 1990Circumstances of Death: Accident AutomobileJeffrey A. Young joined the Kansas City Police Force as a cadet in 1977 and was sworn in as a patrolman in...

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Terry W. McNett

Terry W. McNett

Type of Officer: DetectiveJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 2/2/1988Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn February 2, 1988, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives met with resistance while executing a search...

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Donald Pittenger

Donald Pittenger

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Pottawatomie CountyCounty: PottawatomieDeath Date: 4/27/1986Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StrokeOn April 24, 1986, Deputy Pittenger was dispatched to a residence northeast of St. George to investigate a...

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Maureen Gentry Murphy

Maureen Gentry Murphy

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Bonner SpringsCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 1/31/1986Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotThe second woman police officer killed in the line of duty in Kansas was Officer Murphy. At work in her patrol car...

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Deanna Hummel Rose

Deanna Hummel Rose

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Overland ParkCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 1/26/1985Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentOn January 24, 1985, Officer Hummel-Rose had stopped a vehicle and was attempting to arrest the driver on...

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James L. Reynolds

James L. Reynolds

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/4/1984Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentDeputy Sheriff Reynolds, a member of the motorcycle division, was assisting in the pursuit of a fleeing traffic...

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Douglas E. Bunch

Douglas E. Bunch

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 3/29/1983Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackWhile assisting with a burglary call, Bunch took part in a foot pursuit. Following the incident, Bunch, who was 38...

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Donald R. Harbour

Donald R. Harbour

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: OgdenCounty: RileyDeath Date: 8/9/1982Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Harbour, assigned to patrol duty in Ogden, responded to a routine call about suspicious activity at a pawnshop. Reportedly...

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Alvin T. Wolf Jr.

Alvin T. Wolf Jr.

Type of Officer: Sheriff’s Patrol SergeantJurisdiction: Butler CountyCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 4/19/1982Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Rammed by Semi TruckA semi-truck driver, involved in several hit and run accidents, was being pursued through...

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Danny Laffey

Danny Laffey

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 1/5/1982Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentOfficer Laffey was investigating a disturbance call at the Zanzibar club. He had stopped a suspect vehicle in the street and...

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Robert D. Hurd

Robert D. Hurd

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LansingCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 10/11/1981Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StabbingCorrections Officer Hurd was stabbed to death by an inmate at the state penitentiary. The inmate was angered by a...

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Ferdinand F. Pribbenow

Ferdinand F. Pribbenow

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: El DoradoCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 7/11/1981Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotTrooper Pribbenow was shot and fatally wounded during a routine traffic stop on the Kansas Turnpike north of El...

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Paul Garofalo

Paul Garofalo

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/8/1980Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Garofalo was on patrol when he stopped to question two women on the street. As he stopped his car, a man emerged and...

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John T. Morgan

John T. Morgan

Type of Officer: Reserve Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Marion CountyCounty: MarionDeath Date: 5/22/1979Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotReserve Deputy Sheriff Morgan answered a family disturbance call in the town of Goessel. His son was with him at...

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Stephen L. Hopper

Stephen L. Hopper

Type of Officer: Sheriff SergeantJurisdiction: Butler CountyCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 5/19/1979Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentSergeant Hopper, a former Andover Chief of Police, was responding to a civil disturbance call. En route, he...

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Donald R. Martin

Donald R. Martin

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LansingCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 8/19/1978Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: BeatingOn August 14, 1978, Corrections Officer Martin had been assigned to the state penitentiary hospital unit. He was...

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Michael Haen

Michael Haen

Type of Officer: Police ReserveJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 7/28/1978Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotReserve Officer Haen was sent to assist with traffic control at an accident site. During the investigation, a police...

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Conroy G. O’Brien

Conroy G. O’Brien

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: Matfield GreenCounty: ChaseDeath Date: 5/24/1978Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotTrooper O’Brien of the Highway Patrol had stopped a car, occupied by three people, for speeding near Matfield...

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David L VanMeter

David L VanMeter

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: MinneapolisCounty: OttawaDeath Date: 8/11/1977Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer VanMeter was probably on his way to check the city-county airport when his car careened off the highway in a heavy...

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Archie K. Jacobs

Archie K. Jacobs

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Morton CountyCounty: MortonDeath Date: 11/26/1976Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentOn patrol in a zero visibility blizzard, Jacobs’ car and another vehicle collided at a rural intersection....

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Paul J. Weber

Paul J. Weber

Type of Officer: Parole OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 10/19/1976Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StabbingParole Officer Weber went to the home of a parolee at the mother’s request to have her son move out. As Weber followed...

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Code H. Hall

Code H. Hall

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: HugotonCounty: StevensDeath Date: 8/25/1976Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackChief Hall was called to assist in a high-speed pursuit of several subjects on motorcycles. He suffered a fatal heart...

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Carl A. Simons

Carl A. Simons

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: LeotiCounty: WichitaDeath Date: 5/25/1976Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotNorth of Leoti, Chief Carl Simons stopped a car driven by Richard McCowan, who was in violation of parole. A general requestor...

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James Buffum

James Buffum

Type of Officer: Reserve Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 9/13/1975Added to Memorial: 2016Circumstances of Death: GunshotReserve Police Officer James Buffum died September 13, 1975, after he and a fellow reserve officer strugled with a...

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Jerry R. Ivey

Jerry R. Ivey

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: SalinaCounty: SalineDeath Date: 6/13/1975Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Ivey stopped a vehicle answering the description of a car used moments earlier in a robbery at Dillon’s grocery store....

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Jimmie Allen Barnett

Jimmie Allen Barnett

Type of Officer: Special AgentJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 4/30/1975Added to Memorial: 2009Circumstances of Death: GunshotSanta Fe Railroad Special Agent Jimmie Allen Barnett was patrolling for trespassers on the elevated overpass tracks...

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Marcus W. Hood

Marcus W. Hood

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 11/1/1974Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Air AccidentOfficer Hodd was killed while on patrol in his police helicopter. The drive shaft broke, causing the helicopter to crash....

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Roy V. Johnson

Roy V. Johnson

Type of Officer: Sheriff DetectiveJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 10/31/1974Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn an attempt to escape, a county prisoner seized a police officer’s gun. During the ensuing scuffle, the officer...

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John W. Johnson

John W. Johnson

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: US PenitentiaryCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 11/14/1922Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotCorrections Officer John W. Johnson was fatally stabbed by an inmate while working on the third tier of “B”...

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Elmer L. Nonnast

Elmer L. Nonnast

Type of Officer: Game WardenJurisdiction: NewtonCounty: HarveyDeath Date: 5/8/1974Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWarden Nonnast and another game warden were patrolling the Arkansas River investigating reported illegal snagging and hand fishing....

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James D. Thornton

James D. Thornton

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 10/2/1973Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotTrooper Thornton stopped to investigate a hitchhiker on I-70 east of Topeka, unaware that the man was wanted in New York...

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Wayne L. Selle

Wayne L. Selle

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty:LeavenworthDeath Date: 7/31/1973Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotCorrections Officer Wayne L. Selle was stabbed to death during an inmate disturbance that started in “A”...

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Larry G Beery

Larry G Beery

  Type of Officer: Police CaptainJurisdiction: KingmanCounty: KingmanDeath Date: 4/15/1973Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile making a routine building check at a drug clinic, Captain Beery, in plain clothes, was ambushed by an unknown...

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Kenneth M. Kennedy

Kenneth M. Kennedy

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: HutchinsonCounty: RenoDeath Date: 9/15/1972Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Kennedy was making an undercover purchase of alcoholic beverages at a location suspected to be bootlegging and...

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Gerald A. Foote

Gerald A. Foote

Type of Officer: Sheriff DetectiveJurisdiction: Johnson CountyCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 4/3/1971Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentWith Olathe police officer Herbert Hogue, Detective Foote was on a routine investigation in his unmarked...

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Roger Lutcher

Roger Lutcher

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 12/28/1969Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Lutcher and his partner, Howard Berry, were on patrol when they observed another officer, Robert Mackey,...

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George R Nettleingham

George R Nettleingham

Type of Officer: Chief of Police, Fire ChiefJurisdiction: HoisingtonCounty: BartonDeath Date: 11/29/1968Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackWhen a Hoisington cafe caught fire on Thanksgiving night, Chief of Police Nettleingham, who was also the...

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Eldon K. Miller

Eldon K. Miller

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: Overland ParkCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 1/19/1968Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSergeant Miller, of the Kansas Highway Patrol, responded to a bank robbery call in Overland Park at the Metcalf...

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Bernard C. Hill

Bernard C. Hill

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: El DoradoCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 5/28/1967Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentTrooper Hill was killed west of El Dorado in a head-on collision with a car that was proceeding in the...

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John B McMurray

John B McMurray

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: ManhattanCounty: RileyDeath Date: 12/6/1964Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentHighway Patrol Trooper McMurray had completed a radar setup and was loading the equipment into the trunk of...

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Robert H Vest

Robert H Vest

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Cowley CountyCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 1/17/1964Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentWhile on patrol near Arkansas City, Deputy Vest was killed in a one-car accident. Panel: 13

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Harry Hedrick

Harry Hedrick

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/29/1954Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBedell and his partner, Louis LeManske, were on patrol when they were flagged down by a robbery victim who pointed...

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Robert C. Cowdin

Robert C. Cowdin

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: OttawaCounty: FranklinDeath Date: 7/7/1963Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackOfficer Cowdin of the Ottawa Police Department was on loan to the Garnett department, as were other officers from...

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David A. Kenyon

David A. Kenyon

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 10/26/1962Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Kenyon was attempting to settle a domestic disturbance. He escorted a woman from the scene when her husband obtained...

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Forrest E. Richards

Forrest E. Richards

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Butler CountyCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 9/23/1962Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackUndersheriff Richards had returned to duty directing the Augusta office of the sheriff’s department after recuperating...

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Alfred Claycamp

Alfred Claycamp

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Trego CountyCounty: TregoDeath Date: 7/14/1962Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhen Sheriff Chet McAtee of Trego County was informed by a farmer of a suspicious pair of hitchhikers, he asked Claycamp,...

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Oliver P. Jones

Oliver P. Jones

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: EnterpriseCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 3/29/1962Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: Accident AutomobileMarshal Jones, as was his usual daily practice, parked his patrol car on First Street to monitor the heavy...

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Elmer M. Parmer

Elmer M. Parmer

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Leavenworth CountyCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 8/28/1960Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentA speeding vehicle that Deputy Sheriff Parmer was chasing collided with a motorcycle and struck a power pole....

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Pleasant E. Teel

Pleasant E. Teel

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: HeringtonCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 1/17/1960Added to Memorial: 1992Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackEverett Teel, 53-year-old Herington police officer died of a heart attack Sunday, January 17, 1960, after pursuing a...

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Jimmie Jacobs

Jimmie Jacobs

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: El DoradoCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 10/6/1959Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentTrooper Jacobs was on an emergency blood plasma run when he was killed in an auto accident on a county...

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Richard Coldren

Richard Coldren

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 3/19/1957Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Coldren and Officer Charles Pierce, in separate cars, responded to bring in a suspect on a trespassing charge....

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Thomas W. Mendina

Thomas W. Mendina

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 3/4/1956Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentDeputy Mendina, on patrol, was called to assist another officer, William Scherzer, who was investigating...

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Wesley G Walden

Wesley G Walden

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 11/19/1955Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentWalden, only nineteen days on the force, was riding with another officer at approximately 4 a.m. when...

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Clarence L. Shields

Clarence L. Shields

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 4/11/1955Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer “Boots” Shields, who was either responding to a tip or was continuing an investigation into a burglary ring, made a...

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William H. Everett

William H. Everett

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Rice CountyCounty: RiceDeath Date: 11/24/1954Added to Memorial: 2000Circumstances of Death: Accidental AutomobileOn the evening of November 24, 1954, Rice County Deputy Sheriff William H. Everett was dispatched to an...

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Maurice Bedell

Maurice Bedell

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/29/1954Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBedell and his partner, Louis LeManske, were on patrol when they were flagged down by a robbery victim who pointed...

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Henry N. Kenaga

Henry N. Kenaga

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LansingCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 6/20/1954Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCorrections Office Kenaga responded to a situation in which inmates at the state penitentiary, armed with guns and...

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Fred Bell

Fred Bell

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Saline CountyCounty: SalineDeath Date: 9/17/1952Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Beating; causing Heart AttackDuring a court hearing for a murder case, the defendant became unruly and combative. As the sheriff...

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Willard N. Carver

Willard N. Carver

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Johnson CountyCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 6/23/1952Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotEarly on the morning of June 23, Sergeant Carver and Patrolman Floyd Gaunt were investigating an attempted auto theft....

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Cleo Chrest

Cleo Chrest

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ManhattanCounty: RileyDeath Date: 1/27/1951Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentOfficer Chrest was riding in a patrol car with another officer driving. While evidently in response to a call...

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Jacob W. Boelens

Jacob W. Boelens

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/29/1954Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff Boelens and Undersheriff Dale McBride were returning to Oswego after answering a routine call to Edna when...

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Alfred F. Jacka

Alfred F. Jacka

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Barton CountyCounty: BartonDeath Date: 11/28/1950Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentUndersheriff Jacka, who had recently been elected sheriff, was searching for two farmers reported overdue at their homes....

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Earl J. Kerns

Earl J. Kerns

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Stevens CountyCounty: StevensDeath Date: 12/13/1949Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackIn the process of arresting a subject for public drunkenness, Sheriff Kerns suffered a blow to the chest. He died later...

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Dave Break

Dave Break

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: FlorenceCounty: MarionDeath Date: 10/9/1949Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Routine TrafficMarshal Break followed a known drunk, Fred Stanley, home as the suspect appeared to be driving while intoxicated. The...

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Milton L. Davis

Milton L. Davis

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Dickinson CountyCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 4/24/1949Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotUndersheriff Milton Davis and his brother, Sheriff Elmer Davis, answered a disturbance call at the farm of Charles...

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Elmer F. Davis

Elmer F. Davis

Elmer F. Davis Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Dickinson CountyCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 4/24/1949Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff Elmer Davis and his brother, Undersheriff Milton Davis, answered a disturbance call at the farm of...

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Fred Schaumeyer

Fred Schaumeyer

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 2/12/1948Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentOn February 12, 1948, Officer Shaumeyer was investigating a report of a car parked on the Frisco railroad tracks....

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Ed Payne

Ed Payne

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: GarnettCounty: AndersonDeath Date: 7/22/1947Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotGarnett Chief of Police Payne stopped a speeder in Garnett. The suspect, Edward Smerchek, while seated in his car, shot and...

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Michael F. Churchill

Michael F. Churchill

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: OsawatomieCounty: MiamiDeath Date: 2/3/1947Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotChief Churchill, with city engineer Harvey Earp, went to the home of George Miller to serve a warrant charging Miller with...

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Maurice R. Plummer

Maurice R. Plummer

Type of Officer: Kansas Highway PatrolJurisdiction: HaysCounty: EllisDeath Date: 12/16/1944Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentTrooper Plummer, the first Kansas Highway Patrol officer to die in the line of duty, was fatally injured in an...

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Robert L. Freeman

Robert L. Freeman

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Leavenworth CountyCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 8/26/1944Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn January 22, 1944, Arthur Lathrop, just paroled from the state penitentiary in Lansing, stole a car in...

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Edward Nugent

Edward Nugent

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/2/1943Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Nugent was on his way home when a young woman stopped him to report that a man had tried to force her into an...

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Olney E. Eaton

Olney E. Eaton

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: SalinaCounty: SalineDeath Date: 5/31/1942Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Struck by AutomobileOn May 24, 1942, while on night duty, Officer Eaton was crossing a street after conferring with fellow officers....

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Clarence A. Sanger

Clarence A. Sanger

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: MoranCounty: AllenDeath Date: 3/28/1942Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile on his rounds, Marshal Sanger discovered two men attempting to break into a garage. Sanger, with pistol drawn, challenged them...

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E. Ray Kumpf

E. Ray Kumpf

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Hamilton CountyCounty: HamiltonDeath Date: 7/3/39Added to Memorial: 2000Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the morning of July 3, 1939, Hamilton County Undersheriff E. R. “Ray” Kumpf received a telephone call from Holly,...

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John T. Moyer

John T. Moyer

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: Baxter SpringsCounty: CherokeeDeath Date: 5/24/1939Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotChief of Police Moyer was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend one Charles Kinzie, an escapee from an insane...

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William E. Smith

William E. Smith

Type of Officer: Special AgentJurisdiction: U.S. Treasury DepartmentCounty: CrawfordDeath Date: 12/25/1937Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotUnited States Treasury Department Special Agent William E. Smith suffered a head injury in a vehicle crash...

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Charles Casey

Charles Casey

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Montgomery CountyCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 8/28/1937Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotUndersheriff Casey was killed while attempting to arrest murder suspect Frank Foster near Elk City. Panel: 24

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Wimberly W. Baker

Wimberly W. Baker

Type of Officer: Federal Bureau of InvestigationJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 4/17/1937Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBaker, a Kansas City bureau FBI agent assigned to eastern Kansas, was taking out a post office box belonging...

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Martin H. Grant

Martin H. Grant

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

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Ben Wiggins

Ben Wiggins

Type of Officer: Night MarshalJurisdiction: LyonsCounty: RiceDeath Date: 3/30/1936Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Wiggins was found dead on the morning of March 30 at the rear of the Williamson Brooks furniture store. It was apparent that...

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W. K. Morgan

W. K. Morgan

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sumner CountyCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 9/22/1935Added to Memorial: 1999Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn the early morning hours of Sunday, September 22, 1935, Officer Morgan was making his rounds as night watchman in Belle...

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Robert J. Hammers

Robert J. Hammers

Type of Officer: Town MarshalJurisdiction: ClearwaterCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 3/14/1934Added to Memorial: 1989Circumstances of Death: GunshotAlthough there were no witnesses to the shooting it is supposed that acting Town Marshall Robert J. Hammers discovered a...

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Asa N Clark

Asa N Clark

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: CorningCounty: NemahaDeath Date: 3/14/1934Added to Memorial: 1990Circumstances of Death: GunshotAsa N. Clark, Corning City Marshall was shot to death January 9, 1934 as he surprised several burglars on the city main street....

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Benjamin J. Davidson

Benjamin J. Davidson

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Shawnee CountyCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 11/28/1933Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDavidson, the county jailor, and a deputy sheriff, was on night duty when four men led by Cecil Thornbrugh, escaped...

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Ottis L. Durkee

Ottis L. Durkee

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ChetopaCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 5/31/1933Added to Memorial: 2004Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn the early morning of May 31, 1933, Officer Ottis (Otto) LaDuke Durkee, a forty-two year old Chetopa night police officer,...

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Charles M. Bruce

Charles M. Bruce

Type of Officer: Night Police ChiefJurisdiction: McPhersonCounty: McPhersonDeath Date: 5/14/1933Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotInvestigating the possible burglary of a service station, Officer Bruce found a broken lock but no one was present....

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Albert H. Erdman

Albert H. Erdman

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: LongtonCounty: Elk CountyDeath Date: 2/28/1933Added to Memorial: 2003Circumstances of Death: GunshotLongton City Marshal Albert H. Erdman was shot and killed by an unknown assailant shortly after midnight on February 28,...

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Bailey Bell

Bailey Bell

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 2/4/1933Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile on patrol with Officer Kenneth Hunt, Bell observed an occupied car that had been reported stolen. The officers...

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Jube Simpson

Jube Simpson

Type of Officer: Night MarshalJurisdiction: LenoraCounty: NortonDeath Date: 11/21/1932Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotAlthough there were no witnesses to the killing it is believed that Night Marshal Simpson was overpowered at the Home Oil...

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Ernest R. E. Gough

Ernest R. E. Gough

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 7/29/1932Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn July 28, 1932, Officer Gough and his partner, Joe Fiedler, were on night patrol and stopped to routinely...

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Harry L. Bolin

Harry L. Bolin

Type of Officer: Assistant Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: NewtonCounty: HarveyDeath Date: 6/15/1932Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentChief Bolin was following a car suspected of transporting illegal alcohol. To avoid alerting the...

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Charles H. Newman

Charles H. Newman

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: HugotonCounty: StevensDeath Date: 10/15/1931Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotMarshal Newman arrested one H. L. McBee for public drunkenness as he was on a general rampage around town. On the way to the...

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Merle R Colver

Merle R Colver

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 8/14/1931Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDetective Colver was questioning two men who were suspects in several gas station robberies, in their hotel room. While...

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Frank Rohrbach

Frank Rohrbach

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/6/1931Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Rohrbach received a citizen call at home to investigate two men who were observed with guns in their car. The...

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Melvin C. Howe

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, Oney Knight,...

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Arch D. Brandon

Arch D. Brandon

Type of Officer: Railroad Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 4/19/1931Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: GunshotA Rock Island special agent was shot and killed by George Varela April 19, 1931, after he had removed him from a train...

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Melvin C. Hamilton

Melvin C. Hamilton

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Labette CountyCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 10/15/1930Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile transporting two prisoners who had been convicted of robbing the Edna bank, from Oswego to the state penitentiary,...

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James O. Pugh

James O. Pugh

Type of Officer: Police LieutenantJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 8/16/1930Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentLieutenant Pugh was on motorcycle patrol and was killed in a traffic accident. Panel: 26

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Paul E. Gillmore

Paul E. Gillmore

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 7/18/1930Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentPatrolman Gilmore was killed in a traffic accident while on motorcycle patrol. Panel: 25

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G. Milton Rickman

G. Milton Rickman

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Coffey CountyCounty: CoffeyDeath Date: 5/6/1930Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotAn armed and suspicious-acting man was observed boarding a train without a ticket. Undersheriff Rickman ordered him off the...

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Evan Yoakum

Evan Yoakum

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Fall RiverCounty: GreenwoodDeath Date: 4/5/1930Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCity Marshal Yoakum ordered Henry Giles, who was drinking and creating a disturbance, to leave town. Giles later returned...

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John Crawford

John Crawford

Type of Officer: Deputy ConstableJurisdiction: ColumbusCounty: CherokeeDeath Date: 12/31/1929Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn December 29, 1929, Crawford, deputy constable of Spring Valley Township, was fatally shot at an abandoned coal mine...

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William Hicks

William Hicks

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 12/8/1929Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Hicks and his partner were on a motorcycle patrol when a citizen informed them of a burglary in progress....

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Adolph J. Eichenberger

Adolph J. Eichenberger

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: FlorenceCounty: MarionDeath Date: 9/17/1929Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile on patrol about 4:30 a.m., Chief Eichenberger came upon two men attempting to pry open a store door. Several shots were...

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William H. Rich

William H. Rich

Type of Officer: Police OfficeJurisdiction: PrattCounty: PrattDeath Date: 6/21/1929Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentAround 1:00 a.m., as Officer Rich was painting a “No U-Turn” sign on a street, he was struck by a car and killed. In the darkness,...

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LeRoy Davis

LeRoy Davis

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Dodge CityCounty: FordDeath Date: 5/18/1929Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer LeRoy Davis was shot at close range and killed when he attempted to arrest one Roy Redding for attempting to start...

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Albert J. DuFriend

Albert J. DuFriend

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: NewtonCounty: HarveyDeath Date: 11/22/1928Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Internal HemorrhageChief DuFriend and Officer Paul Dutton were responding to a store robbery. While en route, DuFriend suffered a...

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Lee White

Lee White

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: HutchinsonCounty: RenoDeath Date: 7/26/1928Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: Automobile AccidentLee White a guard with the Hutchinson State Reformatory was in charge of a work detail on July 25, 1928, at...

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Earl Scothorn

Earl Scothorn

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: JohnsonDeath Date: 811/13/1927Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotSeveral weeks prior to his death on November 13, 1927, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer Earl Scothorn was on duty...

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J. E. Cox

J. E. Cox

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: Dodge CityCounty: FordDeath Date: 11/8/1927Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotChief Cox was shot six times by a man he believed to be a chicken thief. This man, later identified by the FBI as...

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Govan C Mills

Govan C Mills

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Hamilton CountyCounty: HamiltonDeath Date: 9/13/1927Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn September 10, 1927, Sheriff Mills, with his wife along, observed a car parked in a suspicious manner along the roadside....

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John Sherman

John Sherman

Type of Officer: Railroad Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 8/31/1927Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: GunshotUnion Pacific Special Agent John Sherman was shot in the back August 17, 1927 by a youth after he had taken two youths...

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Frank Hill

Frank Hill

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Sedgwick CountyCounty: Sedgwick CountyDeath Date: 8/16/1927Added to Memorial: 2003Circumstances of death: GunshotOn August 16, 1927, Deputy Frank Hill was killed during an attempted escape from the Sedgwick County jail....

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Joseph G. Marshall

Joseph G. Marshall

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 8/9/1927Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Marshall was in the sidecar of a motorcycle being driven by Officer Frank Busy when they recognized an automobile that...

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Vernon E. Ogden

Vernon E. Ogden

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: Sedgwick CountyDeath Date: 7/5/1927Added to Memorial: 2003Circumstances of death: Traffic AccidentOfficer Ogden was pursuing a speeder on his motorcycle on Cleveland Ave. when he crashed into the side of a...

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William Conley

William Conley

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 9/12/1926Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Conley and his partner, E. J. Wilson, observed a car parked under a viaduct. As they approached to investigate,...

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Baldwin H. Casebolt

Baldwin H. Casebolt

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: ChautauquaCounty: ChautauquaDeath Date: 9/10/1925Added to Memorial: 2002Circumstances of Death: GunshotEarly on the morning of September 10, 1926, Chautauqua County Deputy Sheriff and Cedar Vale City Marshal Baldwin H....

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Edward Lee Bowler

Edward Lee Bowler

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: FranklinDeath Date: 1/16/1926Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotSanta Fe Special Officer E. Lee Bowler and Special Officer H. N. Latimer had been inspecting a standing freight...

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Roy Stewart

Roy Stewart

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: HarveyDeath Date: 1/9/1926Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn August 9, 1921, while riding a locomotive through Newton's Sand Creek yards, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer Roy...

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E. Clay Thompson

E. Clay Thompson

Type of Officer: PatrolmanJurisdiction: Leavenworth CountyCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 10/28/1925Added to Memorial: 2018Circumstances of Death: GunshotLeavenworth Police Department Patrolman E. Clay Thompson was struck by a passing motorist on October 28, 1925 as he...

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Samuel C. Pratt

Samuel C. Pratt

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Thomas CountyCounty: ThomasDeath Date: 8/24/1925Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotTwo robbers on a two-state crime spree had killed a police officer in North Platte, Nebraska and were headed for the Kansas...

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Edward F. Hall

Edward F. Hall

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 4/10/1925Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Hall and a detective were attempting to stop a car. As they pulled alongside, gunfire came from within the vehicle...

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Harrison R. Brown

Harrison R. Brown

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 1/4/1925Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile walking a beat, Officer Brown stopped to question a man named Duke Kelley. Kelley fatally shot Brown, then confessed to...

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Rudy Markl

Rudy Markl

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 12/25/1924Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile investigating a robbery on December 20, 1924, Detective Markl and his partner observed the suspects’ vehicle...

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Reason S. Monroe

Reason S. Monroe

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: HutchinsonCounty: RenoDeath Date: 7/2/1924Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn July 1, 1924, following reports of a family disturbance, Officer Monroe arrived at the Maynor Cheek home to find that Cheek...

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Steve A. Jenkins

Steve A. Jenkins

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: AugustaCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 4/25/1924Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile on patrol on August 18, 1924, Officer Jenkins noticed a man hiding inside the Augusta Standard Oil service station....

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David W. Burns

David W. Burns

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 12/15/1923Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: GunshotD. W. Burns, records clerk and parole officer at the Kansas State Penitentiary, died December 15, 1923, in St....

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Robert C Scudder

Robert C Scudder

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/27/1923Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn November 24th, 1923, Office Scudder was responding to a disturbance call at a dance hall. Proceeding up the stairs, hemet...

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Vernon L. Holzer

Vernon L. Holzer

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 8/21/1923Added to Memorial: 2009Circumstances of Death: GunshotSanta Fe Railroad Special Officer Vernon L. Holzer was shot the night of July 25, 1923 as he was riding and...

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Jacob N. Elliott

Jacob N. Elliott

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: EurekaCounty: GreenwoodDeath Date: 11/16/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Elliott was on night patrol and interrupted two burglars attempting to break into the variety store. Evidently the...

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Andrew H. Leonard

Andrew H. Leonard

Type of Officer: CaptainJurisdiction: US PenitentiaryCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 11/14/1922Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotCaptain Andrew H. Leonard was fatally stabbed while attempting to subdue a noncompliant inmate. The inmate, Joe...

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William F. Bloomfield

William F. Bloomfield

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Bourbon CountyCounty: BourbonDeath Date: 9/16/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Sheriff Bloomfield was attempting to arrest John Cochran, a well-known bootlegger, for selling illegal liquor. A...

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Elmer E. Biggs

Elmer E. Biggs

Type of Officer: Police SergeantJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 9/1/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSergeant Biggs and Officer Fred Wheeler observed several persons unloading tires from a parked truck. When the officers...

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Fred Wheeler

Fred Wheeler

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 9/1/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Wheeler and Sergeant Elmer Biggs observed several persons unloading tires from a parked truck. When the officers...

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C. LeRoy Damron

C. LeRoy Damron

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Bonner SpringsCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 8/23/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile on night rounds, Marshal Damron noticed two suspicious looking men on a street corner. It was later learned that...

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Leonard M. Kennedy

Leonard M. Kennedy

Type of Officer: Special Officer Jurisdiction: BurlingtonCounty: CoffeyDeath Date: 7/19/1922Added to Memorial: 2018Circumstances of Death: GunshotSpecial Officer Leonard M. Kennedy died in the early morning on July 19, 1922 as he guarded the Otter Creek Bridge near...

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William E. Waers

William E. Waers

Type of Officer: Rock Island Railway PoliceJurisdiction: HeringtonCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 1/11/1922Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotRock Island Railway policeman Waers was brought to Herington to assist in an ongoing investigation concerning...

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Isaac West

Isaac West

Type of Officer: Night MarshalJurisdiction: Gas CityCounty: AllenDeath Date: 12/15/1921Added to Memorial: 1995Circumstances of Death: GunshotMarshall West was shot and killed in Gas City as he approached a local homeowner in an attempt to serve an order given by the...

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Charles Hoffman

Charles Hoffman

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/23/1921Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSuspected murderer and gangster Eddie Adams, whose gang had already killed officers A. L. Young and Robert Fitzpatrick,was...

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Robert Fitzpatrick

Robert Fitzpatrick

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/20/1921Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Fitzpatrick and his partner, Rudy LaCroix, were informed that the notorious Eddie Adams gang was in the Wichita...

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: EllisCounty: EllisDeath Date: 11/15/1921Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotMarshal Miller was fatally shot while trying to stop a public disturbance created by a group of “toughs” led by a notorious...

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A. L. Young

A. L. Young

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 11/5/1921Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile walking a beat, Young was fired upon and killed from ambush by Eddie Adams. Adams was also responsible for the killings...

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Andrew F. Hartwick

Andrew F. Hartwick

Type of Officer: Park Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 5/19/1921Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: GunshotAndrew Hartwick, Ripley park (Topeka) police officer, was shot May 19, 1921. He was shot as he attempted to remove three...

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Frank Blizard

Frank Blizard

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Elk CountyCounty: ElkDeath Date: 12/30/1920Added to Memorial: 2003Circumstances of Death: GunshotShortly after noon on December 30, 1920, Elk County Sheriff Frank Blizard drove out of Howard, Kansas to serve papers on individuals...

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Tom Carson

Tom Carson

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: SalinaCounty: SalineDeath Date: 11/29/1920Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Carson, on night patrol, was shot and killed by a man he had ordered off the Union Pacific night train. A suspect was...

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Nicholas P Damett

Nicholas P Damett

Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff and ConstableJurisdiction: Sumner CountyCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 11/20/1920Added to Memorial: 2004Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the the evening of November 20, 1920, Sumner County Deputy Sheriff Nicholas "Nick" Damett, accompanied...

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Richard Kreuger

Richard Kreuger

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WinfieldCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 9/3/1920Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotThe Winfield Police Department received a call reporting that John Shoup had been following and annoying a woman. Officers...

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Orla F. Hefner

Orla F. Hefner

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Kearny CountyCounty: KearnyDeath Date: 8/3/1920Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotAn itinerant worker at a ranch was attempting to sell a car with Texas license plates. When the attempted sale was reported to...

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Will C. Reed

Will C. Reed

Type of Officer: Railroad Special AgentJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 7/4/1920Added to Memorial: 2002Circumstances of Death: GunshotAt 3:00 a.m. on July 4, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Will C. Reed and his partner B. B. Collins received...

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Charles F. Artz

Charles F. Artz

Type of Officer: Railroad Special AgentJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 6/27/1920Added to Memorial: 2002Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested four men on...

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R.G. Warnke

R.G. Warnke

Type of Officer: ForemanJurisdiction: US Penitentiary, LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 6/20/1920Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotForeman R. G. Warnke was fatally beaten by inmate Carl Panzram in the prison laundry room. The inmate struck...

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George Burnau

George Burnau

Type of Officer: Under SheriffJurisdiction: Jefferson CountyCounty: JeffersonDeath Date: 4/29/1920Added to Memorial: 2019Circumstances of Death: Heart FailureOn April 29, 1920, Undersheriff George Burnau along with Jefferson County Sheriff Rindom were near the...

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Charles “C.A.” McKinney

Charles “C.A.” McKinney

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: IndependenceCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 3/21/1920Added to Memorial: 2021Circumstances of Death: GunshotDuring the late, dark evening hours of March 21, 1920, Assistant Chief of Police Charles "C.A." McKinney, age 43, was...

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Otho H. Munger

Otho H. Munger

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Smith CountyCounty: SmithDeath Date: 09/27/1919Added to Memorial: 2018Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Sheriff Munger was shot and killed on September 27, 1919, while attempting to arrest two men suspected of robbing...

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John M. Starnes

John M. Starnes

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 7/13/1919Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: BeatingFive men who were “joyriding” collided their car with another vehicle and then continued riding through the streets of...

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Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ManhattanCounty: RileyDeath Date: 3/10/1918Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: BeatingRoss, on patrol in Aggieville, the campus town near Kansas State University in Manhattan, approached a drunk in the city park....

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Edgar A. Barr

Edgar A. Barr

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: US PenitentiaryCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 3/19/1917Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotCorrections Officer Barr was stabbed to death in the prison yard by inmate Ono Manuel. The stabbing was in...

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John Stonebraker

John Stonebraker

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: SalinaCounty: SalineDeath Date: 2/12/1917Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotResponding to a call involving a public disturbance, Officer Stonebraker and Chief of Police Howard Burke entered a rooming...

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John H. Cox

John H. Cox

Type of Officer: Game WardenJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 12/6/1916Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhile attempting to arrest Claude Biggers for hunting without a license, Game Warden Cox was shot and killed six miles southwest...

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Walter Davis

Walter Davis

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Lyon CountyCounty: LyonDeath Date: 8/16/1916Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotAfter two men reported to the police that they had been robbed, a policemen observed the two suspects and informed Sheriff Davis....

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Martin Moore

Martin Moore

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Morton CountyCounty: MortonDeath Date: 7/22/1916Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff Moore had been called to investigate a public disturbance call at a Rolla residence. After the sheriff arrived at the...

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James M. Karr, Jr.

James M. Karr, Jr.

Type of Officer: Motorcycle PatrolmanJurisdiction: RosedaleCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 7/16/1916Added to Memorial: 2014Circumstances of Death: GunshotMotorcycle Patrolman James M. Karr, Jr. was shot and killed the morning of July 10, 1916. He was pursuing a car used...

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George Shindle

George Shindle

Type of Officer: Special AgentJurisdiction: Union Pacific RailroadCounty: LoganDeath Date: 7/3/1916Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn June 21, 1916 Union Pacific Railroad Special Agent George Shindle was stabbed by a railroad worker in the Union...

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Andrew F. Turner

Andrew F. Turner

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: U.S. Penitentiary, LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 3/26/1916Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances: StabbingCorrections Officer Andrew F. Turner was fatally stabbed by inmate Robert Stroud during the noon meal...

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Virgil E. Healea

Virgil E. Healea

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: MarionCounty: MarionDeath Date: 3/10/1916Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotMarshal Healea noticed two suspicious acting men who had awakened a gas station owner to obtain gasoline for their car. Upon...

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Charles Schram

Charles Schram

Type of Officer: Night MarshalJurisdiction: El DoradoCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 7/13/1915Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: BeatingNight Marshal Schram climbed the stairs leading over Wiley’s Smoky House the morning of June 28, 1915, to investigate a noise....

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Ray Cunningham

Ray Cunningham

Type of Officer: Railroad PoliceJurisdiction: AugustaCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 5/28/1915Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotThree Frisco detectives, including Cunningham, entered a boxcar at Beaumont Junction to eject several transients from the...

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Frank W. Griswold

Frank W. Griswold

Type of Officer: Police CaptainJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 5/23/1915Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCaptain Griswold and Detective Al Harrell responded to a burglary reported at a shoe store. As Griswold entered the store he...

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William L. Humpries

William L. Humpries

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: WichitaCounty: SedgwickDeath Date: 2/23/1915Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotHumpries, the first Wichita officer to lose his life in the line of duty, was attempting to question a suspect that he had...

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John McInroy

John McInroy

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: CaneyCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 11/12/1913Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn November 12, 1913, City Marshal McInroy was attempting to place into custody a thief, Nip Vann, when he was shot and killed...

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George W. Greenstreet

George W. Greenstreet

Type of Officer: Park RangerJurisdiction: Kansas Department of Wildlife and ParksCounty: RileyDeath Date: 6/26/2010Added to Memorial: 2011Circumstances of Death: GunshotKansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Ranger Luke D. Nihart was killed when his all-terrain...

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Caswell S. Matthews

Caswell S. Matthews

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: TopekaCounty: ShawneeDeath Date: 5/6/1912Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Matthews, alerted that two men who had robbed the city marshal of Bonner Springs might be on the 6:00 a.m. train on May...

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John P. Cates

John P. Cates

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 6/1/1911Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotShortly after midnight on June 1, 1911, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer John Cates was checking security seals on...

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Thomas S Fowler

Thomas S Fowler

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Reno CountyCounty: RenoDeath Date: 12/11/1910Added to Memorial: 1991Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the evening of December 11, 1910, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Simpson Fowler volunteered to assist the Hutchinson Police...

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Charles Q. Lukens

Charles Q. Lukens

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Wyandotte CountyCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 12/8/1909Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Sheriff Lukens and Rosedale Night Marshal Drew attempted to serve divorce papers on one Charles T. Galloway...

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T. Wilson Pringle

T. Wilson Pringle

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LawrenceCounty: DouglasDeath Date: 10/16/1909Added to Memorial: 1990Circumstances of Death: GunshotT. Wilson Pringle, Lawrence police officer, was shot Monday, October 11, 1909, by Earl Bullock and died at Simmon’s Hospital...

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Martin McDonald

Martin McDonald

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 9/21/1908Added to Memorial: 1990Circumstances of Death: GunshotMartin McDonald was marshal of the North City Court of Kansas City, Kansas. He was shot through the heart on September 21,...

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Will Garr

Will Garr

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: CaneyCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 4/14/1908Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Garr, who had arrested a known town drunk and rowdy, Mark Killion, several times, was “called out” by Killion. They...

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E. L. McCracken

E. L. McCracken

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Barber CountyCounty: BarberDeath Date: 3/21/1908Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn March 19, 1908, Sheriff McCracken and City Marshal Bunton of Kiowa were attempting to serve a warrant on one James Clark for...

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A. O. Welfelt

A. O. Welfelt

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Cowley CountyCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 1/28/1907Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Accidental GunshotSheriff Welfelt had tracked murderer Louis Bloomfield to Ponca City, Oklahoma Territory. On November 22, 1906, as...

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John J. Breene

John J. Breene

Type of Officer: ConstableJurisdiction: Arkansas CityCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 11/27/1906Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn November 17, 1906, City Constable Breene surprised a burglar in his own house. The man, a known burglar that Breene...

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Oscar G. Bodley

Oscar G. Bodley

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: FranklinDeath Date: 8/29/1906Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotOscar G. Bodley, Santa Fe Railway Special Officer, was shot and killed by a freight car robber in the Santa Fe...

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William H. Owens

William H. Owens

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LansingCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 10/5/1905Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: BeatingOn October 4, 1905, Officer Owens had taken prisoner W. B. Cunningham to do survey work outside the penitentiary. In...

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D.F. Calhoun

D.F. Calhoun

Type of Officer: Railroad DetectiveJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: ChautauquaDeath Date: 7/12/1905Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the morning of July 13, 1905, Detective D. F. Calhoun was fatally wounded by gunfire while attempting to...

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Richard A. Calhoun

Richard A. Calhoun

Type of Officer: ConstableJurisdiction: YaleCounty: CrawfordDeath Date: 12/11/1904Added to Memorial: 1992Circumstances of Death: GunshotSandy Calhoun was shot and killed at 2:00 P.M. December 11, 1904 while attempting to pull his revolver from his pocket to “quiet an...

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W. G. Jones

W. G. Jones

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: CherryvaleCounty: MontogomeryDeath Date: 12/29/1903Added to Memorial: 2004Circumstances of Death: GunshotCherryvale City Marshal W. G. Jones was shot on the afternoon of December 28, 1903, while attempting to serve an arrest...

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Milton Hinkle

Milton Hinkle

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: PittsburgCounty: CrawfordDeath Date: 12/25/1902Added to Memorial: 2004Circumstances of Death: GunshotLate on Christmas Eve 1902, Officer Milton Hinkle attempted to arrest a Pittsburg, Kansas resident for disorderly conduct....

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George Gallagher

George Gallagher

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: HortonCounty: BrownDeath Date: 9/26/1902Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: Heart AttackShortly after coming on duty Officers Gallagher and Phiffer were called to arrest an inebriated person. When they appeared...

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William Morris

William Morris

Type of Officer: Police SergeantJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 9/2/1902Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn his early morning patrol, Sergeant Morris routinely checked the Metropolitan Street Car barn. On September 2, he...

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Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Type of Officer: Assistant City MarshalJurisdiction: Junction CityCounty: GearyDeath Date: 11/20/1901Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficers Cooper and James White were attempting to quell as disturbance created by Fourteenth Cavalry soldiers...

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James R. White

James R. White

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Junction CityCounty: GearyDeath Date: 11/18/1901Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficers White and Robert Cooper were attempting to quell a disturbance created by Fourteenth Cavalry soldiers from...

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Joseph. B. Waldrupe

Joseph. B. Waldrupe

Type of Officer: Corrections OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 11/16/1901Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: GunshotThree hundred and thirty-eight prisoners were working at the new site for the federal prison just north of...

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George C. Montgomery

George C. Montgomery

Type of Officer: Special OfficerJurisdiction: Santa Fe RailroadCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 10/5/1901Added to Memorial: 2007Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the night of October 5, 1901, Santa Fe Special Officer George C. Montgomery sat at a table in his Winfield home...

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Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LawrenceCounty: DouglasDeath Date: 5/22/1901Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: Accidental GunshotLawrence Police Officer Allen Moore was in the Union Pacific Telegraph Office in the early morning of May 22nd. It...

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Edward Metz

Edward Metz

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Reno CountyCounty: RenoDeath Date: 1/7/1901Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Possible AccidentUndersheriff Metz was on his way to board the Missouri Pacific train for Wellington as he was to appear there at the...

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James E. Roberts

James E. Roberts

Type of Officer: DeputyJurisdiction: DunlapCounty: MorrisDeath Date: 5/12/1900Added to Memorial: 2003Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the evening of May 12, 1900, James Edward Roberts and and another deputized Dunlap, Kansas citizen stationed themselves on the...

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Robert. A. Dickerson

Robert. A. Dickerson

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: AtchisonCounty: AtchisonDeath Date: 10/23/1899Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOfficer Dickerson, of the Atchison Police Department, was sent to assist officers in the town of Doniphan, in Doniphan...

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A. A. Wilson

A. A. Wilson

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: SedanCounty: ChautauquaDeath Date: 8/31/1899Added to Memorial: 2009Circumstances of Death: GunshotSedan, Kansas City Marshall A.A. Wilson was shot and killed on August 31, 1899, while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for...

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John Van Horn

John Van Horn

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ParsonsCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 7/27/1899Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: GunshotPoliceman Van Horn heard two shots fired near the Gulf depot in Parsons on the night of July 27th and went to investigate. Van...

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Edward Coleman

Edward Coleman

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Washington CountyCounty: WashingtonDeath Date: 5/15/1899Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff Coleman was attempting to serve a warrant on William Hoxie and Robert Algeo, suspects in several burglaries and...

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William Kime

William Kime

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: CoffeyvilleCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 4/22/1898Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn April 20, 1898, James Wood and Lou Burdick had attacked a citizen with stones and revolvers. When they returned to...

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Charles Batterson

Charles Batterson

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: MarysvilleCounty: MarshallDeath Date: 4/6/1898Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn the night of April 6, City Marshal Batterson was assisting the county sheriff as the county jailor, as he often did. While...

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Seldon B. Lard

Seldon B. Lard

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Riley CountyCounty: RileyDeath Date: 10/20/1897Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff Lard, accompanied by a deputy and the county attorney, was attempting to serve a warrant for disturbing the peace and...

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James H. Helms

James H. Helms

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: OsawatomieCounty: MiamiDeath Date: 1/20/1895Added to Memorial: 1991Circumstances of Death: GunshotJames H. Helms heard an explosion about 3:10 A.M. in downtown Osawatomie Sunday, January 20, 1895. Borrowing a lantern from a...

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Hugh H. Siverd

Hugh H. Siverd

Type of Officer: ConstableJurisdiction: WinfieldCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 10/25/1893Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotConstable Siverd arrested bootlegger Wilbur Norton on a warrant and was taking him to jail when they were confronted by Morgan...

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Charles T. Connelly

Charles T. Connelly

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: CoffeyvilleCounty: MontgomeryDeath Date: 10/5/1892Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotHearing the firing in the streets of Coffeyville as citizens took arms against an attempted bank robbery by the infamous...

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John F. Fulton

John F. Fulton

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: WinfieldCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 9/2/1892Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotA citizen reported to Office Fulton that a George Killion was whipping his wife and disturbing the peace. When Fulton arrived...

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A. W. Balfour

A. W. Balfour

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Kiowa CountyCounty: KiowaDeath Date: 7/4/1892Added to Memorial: 1998Circumstances of Death: GunshotIn early July, 1892, Officer Balfour learned that a man wanted for larceny would be present at a Fourth of July picnic held at...

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Samuel B. McLemore

Samuel B. McLemore

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Fort ScottCounty: BourbonDeath Date: 1/23/1892Added to Memorial: 2014Circumstances of Death: GunshotPolice Officer Samuel B. McLemore was shot and killed the morning of January 23, 1892, as he attempted to arrest two...

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Samuel W. Dunn

Samuel W. Dunn

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Seward CountyCounty: SewardDeath Date: 1/5/1892Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDuring a complicated political situation in Seward County involving a political faction, loyal to the late Samuel Wood, and the...

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Edward Hageman

Edward Hageman

Type of Officer: ConstableJurisdiction: LoganCounty: PhillipsDeath Date: 5/27/1891Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotHageman, the city constable of Logan in Phillips County, was serving a warrant for foreclosure or payment for property held by Cyrus...

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John W. Gilley

John W. Gilley

Type of Officer: Police DetectiveJurisdiction: Kansas CityCounty: WyandotteDeath Date: 5/13/1889Added to Memorial: 1997Circumstances of Death: StabbingOfficer Gilley was attending a preliminary hearing for two suspects he had arrested earlier for burglary. While...

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John M. Cross

John M. Cross

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Stevens CountyCounty: StevensDeath Date: 7/25/1888Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: GunshotSheriff John Cross and a posse of four men entered the Cherokee neutral strip early on the morning of July 23rd to aid...

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Edward R. Kyser

Edward R. Kyser

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: ParsonsCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 12/4/1886Added to Memorial: 1994Circumstances of Death: GunshotIsaac Irwin McCann stole a hat at the Centropolis Hotel in Parsons the night of December 2, 1886. The owner of the hat and of...

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William T. Cody

William T. Cody

Type of Officer: ConstableJurisdiction: BeaumontCounty: ButlerDeath Date: 6/2/1885Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn June 2, 1885, Constable Thomas Cody was fatally wounded by gunfire while attempting to arrest Dave Hensey at a railroad...

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James Frank Harrington

James Frank Harrington

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: City of JewellCounty: JewellDeath Date: 3/14/1885Added to Memorial: 2019Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn March 14, 1885 the Rice County Kansas sheriff and a deputy traveled to Jewell County in search of a horse thief. The...

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Cassius M. Hollister

Cassius M. Hollister

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

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Edward Scotten

Edward Scotten

Type of Officer: Deputy PolicemanJurisdiction: HunnewellCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 9/2/1884Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy Ed Scotten was killed when he attempted to disarm four cowboys who were “shooting up” the town. On August 12, 1884,...

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Thomas C. Nixon

Thomas C. Nixon

Type of Officer: Assistant City MarshalJurisdiction: Dodge CityCounty: FordDeath Date: 7/21/1884Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWell-known former buffalo hunter Nixon had a long-running feud with another well-known character, “Mysterious” Dave...

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Albert T. Shenneman

Albert T. Shenneman

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Cowley CountyCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 1/25/1883Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: AccidentSheriff Shenneman had received notice that Charles Cobb, who had killed Valley Falls Marshal Daniel Weiser, was traveling in...

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Daniel Weiser

Daniel Weiser

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Valley FallsCounty: JeffersonDeath Date: 1/6/1883Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotThe night prior to Weiser’s death, Charles Cobb and another man had argued after a lyceum presentation, Cobb shot at the...

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George S. Brown

George S. Brown

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: CaldwellCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 6/22/1882Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBrown was at the Red Light saloon attempting to disarm two brothers, Steve and Jess Green, for violation of the Caldwell gun...

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Michael Meagher

Michael Meagher

Type of Officer: Special PolicemanJurisdiction: CaldwellCounty: SumnerDeath Date: 12/17/1881Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBeing threatened by a group of about five cowboys, former city marshal Meagher went to Caldwell City Marshal John Wilson...

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James A Spillman

James A Spillman

Type of Officer: Deputy SheriffJurisdiction: Lyon CountyCounty: LyonDeath Date: 8/4/1881Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StabbingDeputy Spillman had escorted an inmate named Edward Johnson to Johnson’s former apartment at the latter’s request to look for...

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Lewis M. Chew

Lewis M. Chew

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: AtchisonCounty: AtchisonDeath Date: 10/27/1879Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn October 26, 1879, a drunken man who was attempting to buy more liquor at a local saloon was refused service. The man...

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R. H. Clift

R. H. Clift

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: ChetopaCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 8/25/1878Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotInformed that a John Richmond was in possession of a stolen mule and was heading for Missouri, Marshal Clift, who was also a...

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Harry T. McCarty

Harry T. McCarty

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. MarshalJurisdiction: Dodge CityCounty: FordDeath Date: 7/13/1878Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy U.S. Marshal McCarty was drinking in the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City when on Thomas Roach, angered that he...

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Edward J. Masterson

Edward J. Masterson

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Dodge CityCounty: FordDeath Date: 4/9/1878Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCity Marshal Masterson (older brother of Bat Masterson) disarmed Jack Wagner, who was drunk and in violation of Dodge City’s...

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Alexander Ramsey

Alexander Ramsey

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

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Charles G. Bratton

Charles G. Bratton

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: BurlingameCounty: OsageDeath Date: 12/27/1874Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StabbingBurlingame city police officer Bratton was attempting to assist the city marshal in restraining Dan Wortz from abusing his...

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Charles Hale

Charles Hale

Type of Officer: Railroad Special Officer Jurisdiction: Hutchinson County: Reno Death Date: 10/7/1874Added to Memorial: 2021Circumstances of Death: During the late evening of October 7, 1874, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Special Officer Charles Hale, age...

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William Hogsett

William Hogsett

Type of Officer: Special PoliceJurisdiction: OswegoCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 10/3/1874Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: StabbingWilliam Hugest attempted to quiet a disturbance at the county fairgrounds between John Bagby and another man who were in an...

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Chauncey B. Whitney

Chauncey B. Whitney

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Ellsworth CountyCounty: EllsworthDeath Date: 8/15/1873Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotWhitney, well-known lawman and scout who had participated in the Battle of Beecher Island in 1868, became sheriff of...

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Marcus L. Parker

Marcus L. Parker

Type of Officer: Deputy U.S. MarshalJurisdiction: SilverdaleCounty: CowleyDeath Date: 3/22/1873Added to Memorial: 2018Circumstances of Death: GunshotDeputy US Marshal Marcus L. Parker was shot and killed during a gun battle on March 22, 1873, as he and other law...

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C. M. Taylor

C. M. Taylor

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Baxter SpringsCounty: CherokeeDeath Date: 6/29/1872Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotMayor J. R. Boyd of Baxter Springs was involved in a dispute with the lumberyard owner over the mayor’s debt. A fight...

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Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Type of Officer: Policeman/Special DeputyJurisdiction: AbileneCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 10/5/1871Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCity Marshal James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok became involved with a group of men when he attempted to quell their...

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Carlos B. King

Carlos B. King

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

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Peter R. Lanihan

Peter R. Lanihan

Type of Officer: SheriffJurisdiction: Ellis CountyCounty: EllisDeath Date: 7/18/1871Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotA former deputy of Wild Bill Hickok, “Rattlesnake Pete” Lanihan (or Lanahan) defeated Hickok in the sheriff’s election of 1869....

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H. C. Seaman

H. C. Seaman

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: Baxter SpringsCounty: CherokeeDeath Date: 11/7/1870Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotA “fallen woman” by the name of Nellie Starr, who is listed in the Cherokee County census as operating a brothel, became...

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Thomas J. Smith

Thomas J. Smith

Type of Officer: Chief of PoliceJurisdiction: AbileneCounty: DickinsonDeath Date: 11/2/1870Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Shot then decapitatedThomas Smith, chief of police of Abilene, was well known for his effectiveness in that position. During the...

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Henry Bodine

Henry Bodine

Type of Officer: UndersheriffJurisdiction: Labette CountyCounty: LabetteDeath Date: 4/20/1870Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: Accidental GunshotSeveral versions exist of the shooting of Undersheriff Bodine by a man named Patterson. One indicates that...

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Ira M. Buchanan

Ira M. Buchanan

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: Junction CityCounty: GearyDeath Date: 11/13/1869Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotCity Marshal Daniel McCleery, because of continued disturbances by a group of Texans, ordered the “rum” and billiard room...

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William Semans

William Semans

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: EllsworthCounty: EllsworthDeath Date: 8/2/1869Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotEllsworth city policeman William “Apache Bill” Semans was attempting to stop a row at the dance hall and was killed during...

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Felix A. Boller

Felix A. Boller

Type of Officer: City MarshalJurisdiction: OgdenCounty: RileyDeath Date: 12/12/1866Added to Memorial: 1987Circumstances of Death: GunshotBoller, marshal of Ogden, observed some soldiers entering the house of a female citizen. The story, as related by the newspapers,...

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Jesse Dennis

Jesse Dennis

Type of Officer: DeputyJurisdiction: NemahaCounty: NemahaDeath Date: 11/20/1866Added to Memorial: 2006Circumstances of Death: GunshotOn November 19, 1866, Nemaha County Sheriff William Boulton formed a posse of several local men to join in the pursuit of four horse...

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John F. Curry

John F. Curry

Type of Officer: Police OfficerJurisdiction: LeavenworthCounty: LeavenworthDeath Date: 5/2/1866Added to Memorial: 1988Circumstances of Death: StabbingA stonemason by the name of Charles Quinn was fired by his superintendent. Quinn returned with a revolver and butcher...

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