Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 4/22/1898
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On April 20, 1898, James Wood and Lou Burdick had attacked a citizen with stones and revolvers. When they returned to Coffeyville, the police were notified and Officer Kime set out to arrest them. Kime recognized Wood and Burdick outside the Missouri Pacific depot dining hall and ordered them to surrender. While Kime held his gun on one of the suspects, the other drew a pistol and shot the officer. Kime died two days later. The suspects were convicted of murder.