Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County
Death Date: 3/4/1956
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident
Deputy Mendina, on patrol, was called to assist another officer, William Scherzer, who was investigating two men who had stopped alongside highway K-32 west of Edwardsville. According to the deputy who was with Mendina, just as Mendina opened the car door to exit, he was fatally struck by a passing car. The driver of the vehicle was later convicted of driving under the influence.