Type of Officer: Assistant City Marshal
Jurisdiction: Junction City
County: Geary
Death Date: 11/20/1901
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officers Cooper and James White were attempting to quell as disturbance created by Fourteenth Cavalry soldiers from nearby Fort Riley. The disturbance became violent and both officers were shot and killed by cavalry trooper W. B. Buchanan. The suspect later committed suicide in his cell. Cooper died two days after the November 18, 1901 incident.