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...
Donald R. Martin

Donald R. Martin

Type of Officer: Corrections Officer Jurisdiction: Lansing County: Leavenworth Death Date: 8/19/1978 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating On August 14, 1978, Corrections Officer Martin had been assigned to the state penitentiary hospital unit. He...
Fred Bell

Fred Bell

Type of Officer: Sheriff Jurisdiction: Saline County County: Saline Death Date: 9/17/1952 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating; causing Heart Attack During a court hearing for a murder case, the defendant became unruly and combative. As the sheriff...
R.G. Warnke

R.G. Warnke

Type of Officer: Foreman Jurisdiction: US Penitentiary, Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 6/20/1920 Added to Memorial: 2006 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Foreman R. G. Warnke was fatally beaten by inmate Carl Panzram in the prison laundry room. The inmate...
John M. Starnes

John M. Starnes

Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Death Date: 7/13/1919 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Beating Five men who were “joyriding” collided their car with another vehicle and then continued riding through the...