Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Fort Scott
Death Date: 1/23/1892
Added to Memorial: 2014
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Police Officer Samuel B. McLemore was shot and killed the morning of January 23, 1892, as he attempted to arrest two suspected train robbers. Officer McLemore and railroad agents had been alerted early in the morning that two suspects were believed to be en route to Fort Scott. Officer McLemore was in the process of arresting the two robbers when one of them shot and killed him.