Type of Officer: City Marshal
Death Date: 12/29/1903
Added to Memorial: 2004
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Cherryvale City Marshal W. G. Jones was shot on the afternoon of December 28, 1903, while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a local resident. Jones and his deputy knocked on the door of the local citizen and, not being welcomed, forced their way into the dwelling. As Marshal Jones climbed the stairs in search of suspect, the man fired on him from above. Jones’ deputy sought medical attention for the marsahl as soon as possible, but Jones died of his wounds early the next morning. Marshal Jones, a Kentuckian who had lived in Kansas for 2 years, was 38 years old at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and three children.