Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 9/3/1920
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
The Winfield Police Department received a call reporting that John Shoup had been following and annoying a woman. Officers Kreuger and George Nichols responded and confronted Shoup in his car. Shoup, who was drunk, began shooting, killing Kreuger instantly, and wounded Nichols. Shoup escaped but later wrecked his car and was taken into custody.