Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Riley County
Death Date: 10/20/1897
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Sheriff Lard, accompanied by a deputy and the county attorney, was attempting to serve a warrant for disturbing the peace and violation of the prohibitory law on Ike Warren and his wife in Leonardville. The officers took possession of Warren’s café. Later, as Sheriff Lard approached Warren on the street, words were exchanged and Warren shot and killed the sheriff. The offender was pursued and captured by citizens of Leonardville.