Cowley County Law Enforcement Officers
Killed in the Line of Duty
- Sheriff of Cowley County Albert Taylor Shenneman,
Shot by young cowboy, January 25, 1883
- Winfield City Marshall Fulton, Shot while
attempting to quell domestic dispute, September 2, 1892.
- Winfield Constable Hugh Hicks Siverd, killed
by bootleggers at 9th & Main, October 25,1893.
- Arkansas City Constable John Breene, wounded
in a revolver duel with a burglar, November 20, 1906, died November 27,
- Cowley County Sheriff A. O. Welfelt, Shot
by borrowed gun while arresting burglar, Dec 1, 1906, died, January 27,1907
- Winfield Policeman Dick Kreuger, Shot and
killed while apprehending a stalker, September 3,1920
- Cowley County Deputy Sheriff Robert Vest, killed
in on-duty auto accident, January 17, 1964.
Other Kansas Gunfight & Murder Stories on the Web:
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- August 11 1871, Newton KS., Mike McCluskie shoots and kills fellow deputy
- August 19, 1871, Newton, KS. Hugh Anderson shoots and kills
- July 4, 1873 Medicine Lodge, KS., duel between Hugh Anderson and Art McCluskie
The above 3 incidents are part of a very interesting story. Here are some
new working links:
of the events
of Old West Gunfights
- 1877, Wichita, KS.,Sylvester Powell by Marshal Meagher.
- May 11, 1894, Cottonwood Falls, KS.,Karl Kuhl a 20 year old employee
of "The Courant.", shot by George Rose.
- May 13, 1894, Cottonwood Falls, KS., Body of George Rose found hanging
from railroad trestle.
Outlaws of Cowely County, Kansas
Other Stories about Cowley County, Kansas
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