Type of Officer: Police Detective
Death Date: 2/23/1915
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Humpries, the first Wichita officer to lose his life in the line of duty, was attempting to question a suspect that he had cornered in a pool hall. The trapped suspect pulled a handgun and fired from close range at the officer. Humpries attempted to seize his assailant but collapsed and died.